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Unformatted text preview: fact, smarter than the other children in our family were at their age. Nevertheless, they still lack social and emotional skills that are just common sense to other kids. Hansell and Damour put it this way, “Asperger’s disorder differs from autism in that people with Asperger’s disorder have unimpaired and often superior language and cognitive skills” (p. 517). They do lack social skills though, which puts them at a disadvantage in the public school environment. The DSM-IV-TR notes that AD is, “marked by impairment in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expressions, body postures, and gestures to regulate social interaction” (BehaveNet clinical capsule, 1996-2010, n.p.). My cousin attends a Montessori school and my son is home schooled. It works well for them, but at some point they are going to have to enter the public school system. My aunt and I are worried about that day....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course PSYCH 410 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '12