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Social stories for adolescents with aspergers syndrome disorder

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Generally adolescents with asperger syndrome display difficulties with social interactions as well as verbal and non-verbal communication.

Many adolescents with asperger syndrome will have strange or unusual interests that can fill their life and conversation. With a lack of social understanding the asperger teen may believe their passion is shared by all around them and fail to recognise that others have their own thought and feelings and may not share their passion.

A teen with asperger syndrome disorder will normally be of average or above average intelligence but lack age appropriate social and communication skills and behaviour. They will almost certainly lack the ability to read facial and body expression, which at times can cause social mistakes and blunders without them even realising.

A teen with asperger syndrome disorder will have difficulty recognising emotion as well as showing emotion.

The asperger teen will almost certainly be bluntly honest and unable to lie, rather like telling it as it is, do not ask if you do not want an honest answer. Many asperger syndrome teens may suffer from sensory processing issues resulting in hyper and hypo sensitivities of the senses, touch, sound, smell, taste and sight.

Generally social stories for adolescents with asperger syndrome disorder are a good way of helping show and support a teen with asperger, by showing them how to deal with and understand social and communication skills they may struggle with.

Social stories are used as a means of teaching appropriate social and communication skills and behaviours.  By providing the asperger individual with a framework detailing the skill or behaviour being taught in a manner the asperger individual can understand through text and visual images, much like a comic strip conversation.

Developed almost twenty years ago social stories are one of the most significant tools used for autistic and asperger individuals as well as those with related conditions. To help them learn and feel more comfortable with social and communication skills.  For example making friends, having a good conversation, social kissing and personal hygiene issues even puberty and menstruation.

To learn more about social stories for adolescents with asperger syndrome disorder and gain immediate access to social stories detailing situations, skills and behaviours such as: puberty, personal space, what are nicknames and many more.

Visit: http://www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents
Or http://www.autismsocialstories.com/autistic_teens

Teaching strategies for asperger syndrome adolescents

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism spectrum disorder, affecting the brain of the individual.

 

The symptoms of asperger syndrome are the same as the symptoms of autism; individuals display deficits in social, communications both verbal and non-verbal, imaginations and interaction skills.

 

Figures recently published show that 1 in every 300 children born will develop the symptoms of asperger syndrome and be given the diagnosis of asperger syndrome.

 

The characteristics of asperger syndrome show us that the teaching strategies for asperger syndrome adolescents are different from the methods used with typically developing children and teens. Those adolescents with the symptoms of asperger syndrome will exhibit strengths in their visual processing skills, and will show significant weaknesses in their ability to process information auditorialy.

 

Which shows us that the use of asperger visual support strategies play an essential role as teaching strategies for asperger syndrome adolescents.


Asperger visual support strategies are used effectively when teaching social, communication, imagination and interaction skills and behaviors which are essential to an asperger individual’s development.

 

One form of asperger visual support strategies used to aid teaching asperger individual’s is asperger social skills stories. Developed by therapist Carol Gray almost twenty years ago asperger social skills stories are written by experts and parents to help teach and re-enforce behaviors and skills that are essential to the growth and development of asperger adolescents.


Parents and educators agree asperger social skills stories can play a vital role in helping teach social, communication, imagination and interaction skills and behaviors.


Asperger social stories are visually rich with appropriate text and language to help those adolescents with asperger syndrome understand, remember and cope with skills and behaviors that typically developing teens learn naturally.

 

Asperger social stories can be used to teach and help re-enforce various skills and behaviors like being a good sport, using deodorant, teasing, menstruation, how to have a good conversation and so on all essential skills.

 

Studies show an increase in skills and behaviors in adolescents with asperger syndrome that use asperger social stories.

 

To download asperger social skills stories for adolescents with asperger syndrome visit http://www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

aspergers syndrome behavior

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Adolescents with aspergers syndrome have a variety of symptoms and behaviors not unlike those of an autistic teen. Adolescent aspergers syndrome behavior can be frustrating for parents to understand and manage. 

 

As with autism, an adolescent with asperger syndrome can misinterpret situations, and will lack the social skills of their normally developing peers.

 

They will lack the ability to “mind read”, or read facial and body language, which may lead to social mistakes and social isolation.

 

Aspergers syndrome behavior can lead to social pressure, the misinterpretation of others thoughts, feelings and values can at times lead to frustrations, anxieties and cause social difficulties.

 

Aspergers syndrome behavior, is a result of this anxiety and stress. Just because your child has aspergers, this does not make them exempt from becoming a teenager and everything that it entails.

 

With increasing hormonal, physical and emotional changes in their own bodies the asperger adolescent can easily become unpredictable and increasingly more and more confused and stressed.

 

An individual with aspergers syndrome does not look any different from other teenagers of the same age.

 

However an adolescent with aspergers syndrome behavior will have different behaviors and communication issues. To a normally developing teenager this asperger Syndrome behavior may look odd, and prevent them from striking up or keeping friendships.

 

An adolescent with aspergers syndrome can be socially isolated and lack the ability to fit into their peer groups. They may appear insensitive and act inappropriately in public.

 

What was once acceptable as a child may now be frowned upon within their own peer group.

 

Parents of aspergers adolescents may find this stage in their child’s life the most difficult to cope with. Watching your child grow and develop into adulthood has its pressures, but when you teenager has aspergers syndrome the pitfalls can be immense.

 

Each asperger adolescent is different no two people are the same therefore the amount of support will vary from individual to individual.

Research has proven that aspergers behavior can be managed and helped, with asperger social skills stories

Asperger social skills stories are used effectively as a tool to help teach, re-enforce, control and manage asperger behavior issues and problems.

Asperger behavior is a complex set of social and communication difficulties, research suggests asperger social skills stories are a useful resource used effectively in adolescents with autism and aspergers.

Asperger social skills stories are effective for all situations both social, personal. Including things like puberty, personal hygiene and other difficulties asperger adolescents may have like, social kissing, appropriate touching, swearing and other social issues or activities and situations.

In fact almost anything can be tackled using asperger social skills stories. To download these useful tools and help your asperger adolescent better cope with the teenage years visit:

www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

www.autismsocialstories.com/autistic_teens

For other social skills stories visit any of the following sites for help:

www.autismsocialstories.com

www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

www.autismsocialstories.com/hygiene

www.autismsocialstories.com/school

www.autismsocialstories.com/howto

www.autismsocialstories.com/potty

www.autismsocialstories.com/behavior

 

 

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Mixed State Bipolar Aspergers

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Bipolar disorder’s mixed state and Asperger’s syndrome disorder are quite often confused. However, they are not the same, although some symptoms and characteristics are similar.

Children with mixed state bipolar and aspergers are different in certain areas.

Where as the asperger child will lack any interest in friendships, the mixed state bipolar child will show an interest in peer friendships, but their impulsive aggressive outbursts can make friendships difficult.

Bipolar disorder is a comorbid condition, which is rarely present in people with aspergers.

However that said, mixed state bipolar can sometimes be found in aspergers, which makes the condition of the child or asperger person mixed state bipolar even more complicated.

It does not follow that all individuals with asperger may also develop bipolar mixed disorder, nor vice versa, but the mixed state can sometimes occur. Mixed state bipolar is the most dangerous stage of the bipolar disorder and in combination with aspergers syndrome it becomes even more dangerous. What is Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. It affects approximately 1.5% of the population. With this disorder, a person has periodic mood swings which they travel from depression to mania.

 

With mixed state bipolar the two states are present at the same time, i.e. the depression and mania. The person will show signs of agitation, insomnia, changes in appetite, psychosis, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies and thinking, depression and mania.

 

Following routines especially at bed time can help, and alleviate some of the stresses. Also completing tasks and only setting small manageable tasks can reduce anxieties.

 

For the asperger child, and possibly the bipolar child a useful resource is social skills stories, which can provide structure and routine to daily tasks and activities taking away the stresses.

 

The social skills story will allow the child to follow a set routine therefore removing any changes that can cause stress, panic or agitation.

 

For more information on social skills stories for the asperger child or adolescent visit:

www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

 

For social skills stories on aggression, behavior, or other topic visit one of the sites listed below:

 

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www.autismsocialstories.com/behavior

www.autismsocialstories.com/autistic_teens

www.autismsocialstories.com/school

www.autismsocialstories.com/howto

www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

www.autismsocialstories.com/potty

www.autismsocialstories.com/hygiene

 

 

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Social skills training for asperger adolescents

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

One of the biggest problems for asperger adolescents is their difficulties with social interactions.

 

This problem is heightened by their difficulties with speech and language. As with autism, the asperger child / adolescent also seems to lack the ability to mind read, or have the ability of being able to tell or guess at what another person might be thinking.

 

Normally developing children and adolescents will observe others and guess, through a combination of tone and body language, what the other person may be thinking or feeling.

 

However, with aspergers this naturally developed skill is missing and so the ability to predict what another is feeling or thinking is not there…

 

This lack of being able to mind read can lead to social mistakes.

 

….And of cause social mistakes may lead to the asperger adolescent causing hurt feelings, asking inappropriate questions, acting oddly or generally opening themselves up to hostility, teasing, bullying and social isolation.

Quite often parents and educators of children and adolescents with asperger and autism feel unable to communicate properly with their asperger / autistic teen… and will struggle to understand their needs and act appropriately.

Sometimes the asperger teen may appear not to hear what has been said to them, they will often fail to respond to their name and can sometimes be indifferent to any attempts of communication with them.

Developing communication with your asperger adolescent is paramount, and may be a slow process. As with any adolescent the asperger youth will undoubtedly be experiencing changes in their body and their mood swings may become more apparent.

The normal teenage hormonal changes will still happen to your asperger adolescent, being on the spectrum and experiencing these changes can be an explosive cocktail!

As boys grow into men and girls grow in to young ladies, this can be a very daunting time for a parent or educator.

…As well as dealing with the changes in their bodies, mood swing and growing sexuality, there is also the onset of more grown up behavior…like swearing, dating, kissing and starting to get the desire us adults get when we meet someone we fancy!

A good stating point for any asperger / autistic adolescent, parent, or educator is something called social skills stories….These are an excellent tool for Social skills training for asperger adolescents

 

You can introduce social skills stories at any time…A good well written social skills story will have high pictorial content as well as text.

These short pieces of text, normally one page long will have pictorial cues as to what is happening.

They can be like throwing your asperger adolescent a life line.

 Appropriately written by experts, these social skills stories will explain in easy to understand language and pictures, what, why, where and when.

For example…A social kiss, what this is, why someone may want to kiss you, when it is appropriate to kiss someone, and the differences between kissing and a social kiss…undoubtedly, helping to stop unwanted over enthusiasm with kissing, or awkward situations!

Avoid uncomfortable situations, embarrassing situations and those situations you are dreading or make you cringe….Help explain the need for deodorant and being clean. What puberty means and how it will affect them.

…These social skills stories are normally printable so they can be used time and time again, in-fact they can be used for every situation you need help with.

These social skills stories are a fantastic communication device for a parent-giving you the tools you need to help you conquer Social skills training for asperger adolescents.

 

To obtain downloadable asperger / autism social stories, visit: www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents