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Unformatted text preview: Aspergers Syndrome Aspergers Syndrome A social dyslexia Scituate High School What Is It? What Is It? s Kids with aspergers can show unusual social styles, even lack of eye contact in interactions, or poor social skills. Characteristics of Characteristics of Aspergers Difficulty making friends. s Difficulty reading or communicating through non verbal social cues, such as facial expressions. Cannot read body language. s Have difficulty introducing themselves into groups of people or conversations. s Characteristics of Aspergers Characteristics of Aspergers Limited understanding that others may have thoughts or feelings different from his own. s Inflexibility about routines, especially when changes occur unexpectedly. s Characteristics of Aspergers Characteristics of Aspergers Unusual curiosity about their environment. s Obsessive focus on a narrow interest. s Sensitivity to loud noises, crowded places and touch. s Lack of organizational abilities. s Interventions What can you do? Invite them to join in the conversation. s Expect low points in the conversation, you may have to pick up the slack. s Don’t assume they can read your body language. Be Direct. s Explain your feelings. s Don’t overwhelm them. s ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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