asperger_syndrome - Aspergers Syndrome Aspergers Syndrome A...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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 ...
View Full Document

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.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online