Archive for February, 2009

Asperger’s behavior

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Asperger’s syndrome is often confused with or referred to as high functioning autism.

 

It is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting several areas of the individual’s brain.

 

Some research suggests that asperger’s syndrome is not in fact linked to autism but is linked with bipolar disorder. However this theory has not yet been proved or disproved.

 

Asperger’s behavior is characterized with similarities to autism spectrum disorder.

 

Unfortunately for some asperger’s individuals their condition is misdiagnosed originally giving them the diagnosis of other conditions such as ADHD, OCD etc.


Society today judge’s people on face value, and therefore an asperger;s syndrome individual who will look perfectly normal but display odd behavior may be classed as weird or odd; and can find themselves being the butt of many jokes, or being socially isolated even bullied in some cases.

 

An individual displaying asperger’s behavior may strike you as odd. They may seem insensitive, aloof, and be socially shy.

 

The individual may avoid eye contact, not like being touched be over sensitive to noise and light. Act socially inappropriately; be unable to understand wit, humor, sarcasm and puns. They may use odd language and have weird or odd fascinations.

 

The individual’s asperger’s behavior makes them unable to understand how to interact socially. They may lack empathy, be selfish and sometimes appear harsh.

 

Asperger’s behavior is typical when the asperger’s individual will speak at lengths about their own personal interest, sometimes a never ending verbal assault. And will lack the ability to realize the listener has lost interest or wants to move the conversation on to something else.

 

The asperger’s individuals honesty can sometimes offend, do not ask unless you want a completely straightforward honest answer, and do not ask an asperger’s syndrome individual to lie for you, they asperger’s syndrome individual wont!

 

Asperger’s behavior is also expressed in the asperger’s syndrome individuals in ability to alter routines, needing set structure and never ending repetitiveness.

 

All these asperger’s behavior issues can lead to social mistakes. However there are resources to help the asperger’s person find social help and guidance. Allowing them to act more socially acceptable and there fore relieve some of the stress and anxiety an asperger’s person feels almost daily.

 

This help comes in the form of asperger social skills stories. If your asperger’s individual is an adolescent the need for social understanding helping them through the difficult time of puberty is great.

 

An asperger social skills story can explain and give clear structure to the troublesome teenage years. 


Asperger social skills stories will help to guide the asperger adolescent through some socially stressful and anxious times.

 

The asperger adolescent is not exempt from puberty and will suffer the normal hormonal changes making life even more confusing for them social skills stories are used to explain and instruct as well as teach social skills and give clarity to some confusing situations or times.

 

As well as give help with issues like puberty, changes to their bodies, hygiene issues and their growing sexuality.

 

They deal with topics such as masturbation, smoking, swearing and can be a helpful friend to an asperger adolescent trying to make their way in a confusing world.

 

Asperger social stories can be downloaded from

 

www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

www.autismsocialstories.com/autistic_teens

 

 

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Asperger syndrome characteristics

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

As with autism those with asperger syndrome will have the triad of characteristics typical of autism spectrum disorders.

 

Triad of autism spectrum disorder characteristics:

Social deficits

Communication deficits

Imagination and interaction deficits

 

Whilst aspergers does share similarities with autism, the main difference is the aspergers individual will present fewer problems with speaking.

 

People with asperger syndrome characteristics will generally be of average or above average intelligence.

 

Another main difference is the asperger individual is less likely to present the associated learning difficulties autistic people have. However asperger syndrome characteristics do show the asperger individual may display other more specific learning disabilities like dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD and epilepsy.

 

There is no reason why people with aspergers can not live a normal life.

 

Aspergers syndrome Characteristics

 

People with asperger syndrome are as earlier discussed on the autism spectrum disorder scale. The symptoms of asperger syndrome will vary between individuals.

 

Generally the common thread connecting asperger syndrome individuals is there deficits in communication and language.

 

People with aspergers present communication deficits and find conversation difficult. There lack of social language skills can hinder them socially, leaving them open to ridicule and bullying.

 

For example:

They lack the ability to read body language and facial expressions. The asperger individual may misuse language, fail to understand puns, jokes, sarcasm and swear words. They will speak very literally which can cause social problems. For example if you ask a question expect a straight forward honest answer back.

 

An asperger individual may miss important social cues, and find relationships hard to maintain.

 

A classic symptom of aspergers syndrome is social deficits. Using inappropriate actions and language can lead to possible social isolation.

 

Asperger characteristics also include difficulties with imagination and can lead to very strict regimes and routines. Which could cause stress and anxiety’s in the asperger individual should there ever be a need to alter those routines.

 

Although some people with aspergers may show a real flare for certain activities, like painting, music even numeracy. They will also lack imagination.

 

The asperger person as with autistic individuals will like order and routine, even down to lining up their belongings, in a ritualistic fashion.

 

As with autism asperger individuals will need help with personal and social aspects of their life.

 

This is where resources and tools such as aspergers social skills stories become beneficial:

 

Research into aspergers syndrome characteristics shows that people with aspergers have found benefit and coping strategies to help them control, learn and manage awkward and everyday situations or issues they may well be finding difficult, stressful or confusing.

 

For example “A social Kiss”, “Appropriate Touching” the use of “Swear Words” even personal care issues such as “Using deodorant”, “Showering” and other topics like “Playing Basketball”.

 

In-fact asperger social skills stories can cover all aspects the asperger individual maybe needing help with.

Immediate download of asperger social skills stories for adolescents:

www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

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Tips on working with aspergers

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Aspergers syndrome is one of the autism spectrum disorders, affecting the brain of the individual.


That said aspergers individuals are not mentally retarded and will often have an average or above average IQ.

 

Many aspergers students will also display behaviors such as tics, obsessive-compulsiveness and sometimes ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

 

Here are some Tips on working with aspergers

 

Probably the first and most important tip on working with aspergers, would be to first get clear information on aspergers syndrome, and it’s affects on an individual

 

The asperger student:

 

Students with aspergers can bring both positive and negatives to a classroom. Their need for routine and sameness can be probably one the biggest challenges for an asperger educator.

 

The asperger educator should try and keep things as much as possible to a set routine, and when things need to alter try and prepare the student with asperger for the change..by giving plenty of warnings.

 

An asperger educator should try and implement a visual schedule into the classroom for the asperger student to refer to, with lessons etc clearly shown as well as breaks, recess and home time.

 

Generally students with aspergers will not handle transitions easily. An asperger educator should try and make this transition as easy as possible by following a few simple rules:

 

 

Remember that asperger students can easily become overwhelmed in situations. Therefore keep all verbal directions short and precise. The more you talk at the asperger student the more stressed they will become, it will be difficult but talk less and try and use short two or three word sentences accompanied by visual cues.

 

It is also important to remember that aspergers students will interpret what you say literally, they do not respond to jokes or puns and will not understand slang or facial expressions.

 

They also find interpreting the tone of your voice difficult, avoid using puns for example “Wait there a minute”, this may become confusing and the student with aspergers will take this command literally.

 

Sarcasm also is something to try and avoid it will be misinterpreted by the aspergers student.

 

Asperger educators should also try and remember it is no good giving the asperger student a “You should not of done that look”, they will not understand as a normally developing student would.

 

Tell the asperger student exactly what it was they did wrong, be precise do not try and make funny remarks etc they will be misunderstood and taken literally.

 

Also remember while teaching the entire class the asperger student may not be understanding the teaching is also directed at them. So it would be a good idea to check at intervals that the asperger student is still listening to the lesson.

 

A good set of tips on working with aspergers to remember will also be, during lessons with multi tasks to perform use visual cues and asperger social skills stories…for the asperger student to re-enforce they have understood what you are saying.

 

Also use asperger social skills stories to re-enforce your teaching and to help keep the asperger student on task.


Asperger social skills stories can be easily implemented into the asperger students school day and used to effectively help the asperger student remember how to behave in the classroom and at all other times of the day. They are also good for teaching new skills like “having a good conversation”, “being a good sport” etc.

 

Plus as a coping strategy for personal care, they can be used to explain puberty, swear words, and having good manners.

 

Asperger social skills stories are written in the first person and are pictorially rich.

 

Finally as an asperger educator you should also remember that one of the deficits with aspergers and indeed all form of autism spectrum disorder is the individual’s difficulties with social interaction and this will include a lack of eye contact.

 

Do not demand the asperger student look at you while you are talking. This is very hard for them and can cause extreme stress and anxiety.

 

For immediate downloads of asperger social skills stories that can be used with positive effects for all asperger students visit:

 

www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

www.autismsocialstories.com/autistic_teens

 

 

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