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Unformatted text preview: 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.
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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.
- Fall '11