Lizzie is an Aspie Girl - she has Aspergers Syndrome, which means that her brain works differently to her friends, and even to boys with Asperger Syndrome. In this book, Lizzie explains what its like to be an Aspie Girl, including how she has a special talent for blending in with her friends, how she gets really tired after being at school all day, how she worries about making mistakes, and how she finds it hard to understand how she is feeling.
By simply, clearly and positively explaining the social differences associated with Aspergers Syndrome, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, in young girls, this book will help Aspie Girls aged 5-11 to understand their diagnosis, recognise their unique strengths and celebrate their differences, and find ways of coping with difficulties. This positive and celebratory book also contains helpful discussion points for parents and professionals to explore further with the girls in their care.
Danuta Bulhak-Paterson is a Clinical Psychologist and Director at Unique U Psychology Clinic, a specialist clinic for girls and women with autism spectrum conditions in Melbourne, Australia. She has over fifteen years experience of working with people of all ages with autism spectrum conditions. She previously worked with Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett at Minds and Hearts Clinic in Brisbane, Australia.
This will be an excellent book for use with Aspie girls, and such books are thin on the ground. There are many more for boys, so this is most welcome. The pictures are lovely too - lots of brightness and colour, and the questions at the end of each short section will prove invaluable for discussion...the pages at the end of the book are very good value for parents using it with their daughter. Altogether, an excellent production.