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Understanding Sam and Asperger Syndrome


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Part I: Simhananda's Contemporary Contemplative Commentaries on Gampopa's Root Text; Part II : A Modern, Liberal Version of Gampopa's Root Text; Glossary.

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Clarabelle van Niekerk is the resident artist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the founder of the London Puppet Theatre, and winner of many international awards, including the Perry Cumberland Excellence in Puppetry Award and the Educator of the Year Award for Children with Special Needs. She lives in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Liezl Venter, MA, CCC-SLP has worked in various clinical settings in the the United States and abroad, specializing in children disagnosed with autustic spectrum disorders and Asperger Syndrome. She is also a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.


"An excellent book" -- Tony Attwood, PhD, author, The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. "Every parent and teacher of a young child on the ASD spectrum should have a copy." -- Susan J. Moreno, MA, founder, MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome. "The chances of encountering a child with some sort of difference makes this book an ideal choice on how we can benefit from these unique relationships." -- Charlotte Molrine, PhD, CCC-SLP, chairperson and graduate program head of speech, language, and hearing, University of Pennsylvania. "Illustrates that while a child may look like others, a child with an autistic spectrum disorder is wired differently on the inside." -- Anne White, OTR/L, rehab coordinator, Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pennsylvania. "A little book with a big heart! Shout for Sam!" -- Eben Venter, award-winning South African author. "A delightful and factual description of a young child with Asperger's. Bravo to the authors!"Maureen Barber-Carey, EdD, executive vice president, The Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute. -- "Absolutely delightful-I wish this book had existed when my own Asperger's son, now 24, was little." -- Elisa Segrave, author, The Diary of a Breast. "Helps children accept each other's unique aspects - what a great way for teachers to promote an accepting environment in their classrooms." -- Heidi Harbers, PhD, CCC-SLP, highly regarded pediatric speech language pathologist. "An absolutely beautiful and sensitive explanation of Aspergers Syndrome, a refreshing and wonderful story." -- Natasha Rennie, MBChB, general practitioner.

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