Asperger Syndrome In an average year, 1 in 88 children under the age of 8 will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ninds.nih.gov). These children all range on a different level of the spectrum for low to high functioning. A common high functioning autism know as Asperger Syndrome affects many of these children. Aspergers is more likely to be seen in males than females (kidshealth.org), but can still affect any gender. Asperger Syndrome, commonly known simply as AS, is characterized by several traits: poor social interactions, obsessions, odd speech patterns and other peculiar mannerisms (kidshealth.org). Many children who are diagnosed with AS are able to function properly in society, however they are more than likely to for a bond with a teacher or adult than with other students or children. Other children will be more than likely to ignore the autistic child, and teachers may or may not give him/her the treatment that they need. The biggest problems children with Asperger Syndrome face are the lack of aid in adulthood, isolation from other people, and inability to learn in a special education class but are not prepared for a mainstream classroom. These problems need to be addressed immediately, or children with AS will not necessarily be able to get the help they need to connect to the outside world. One of the bigger concerns of parents who have autistic children are getting them prepared for adulthood. It has been found that nearly 40 percent of children with ASD receive little to no speech therapy, case management, mental health services, or other health services after the age of 18 (Fiore, Kristina). These children are left to live with their parents, or even sent off to homes where they are abused daily. People would begin noticing a huge difference in the Autistic/Asperger diagnosed children if they began getting therapy through health organizations and are not cut off from the rest of society. Secondly, isolation is a huge factor in ASD children not being able to advance their knowledge. Many children diagnosed with Asperger’s are smart, but do not know how to socially interact with other people. If given the chance to go out and make friends, and with the help of parents or workers, should be able to learn acceptable social skills to function in society. A big problem is that children with AS can be quite unpredictable or erratic depending on their mood, and they need help understanding the way that others express their emotions to friends and family. Without
Then I went to the site entitled what is Asperger Syndrome? At this address http://www.aspergers.ca/what-is-asperger-syndrome/ I was shocked to learn on this site that there is an estimated 70,000 People in Ontario alone with ASD (Asperger Syndrome). The ongoing research team for ASD has though that as many as 1 in 165 People have some form of an ASD. Although ASD can be found in Children, There are many people who haven’t been diagnosed with the Syndrome until Teenage years or even adulthood. Traits…
Cognitive and Academic Distinctions between Gifted Students with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Mississippi Valley State University
February 27, 2013
"Cognitive and Academic Distinctions Between Gifted Students With Autism and Asperger Syndrome ." Gifted Child Quarterly . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2013. <http://gcq.sagepub.com/content/56/2/77.full.pdf+html>.
This study was done to examine the cognitive and academic profiles of students with autism spectrum disorder. Students…
are relevant to my family are Asperger’s syndrome, Asthma and Alzheimer’s disease.
Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restrictive, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour (Asperger, 2013). The aetiology behind ASD’s, including Asperger syndrome, is not known. Current studies point to brain abnormalities that occur during fetal development (Asperger, 2013). Scientists have proposed that…
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People with Asperger syndrome often display intense interests, such as this boy's fascination with molecular structure.
Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's syndrome or Asperger disorder (AD), is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized…
In the book the curious incident of the dog at night-time written by Mark Haddon, an important idea is the difficulty of diversity in society. Haddon communicated the idea through the book using the language features narrative point of view, Dialogue, and symbolism. Narrative point of view was used to show us Christopher’s perspective on how he views the world and society, and to get inside Christopher’s head to explain the fact he reacts a certain way, or believes in a certain philosophy like how…
newspaper The Guardian.
The first resource (Appendix A) is an information page entitled ‘What is Asperger Syndrome’ and particularly focusses on the medical/deficit model of disability, a model which involves identifying symptoms, diagnosing a disease or a deficit and prescribing appropriate treatment (E214, Unit 2, p. 47). This resource is aimed at people who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, for parents whose…
Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that is part of a group of conditions called autism spectrum disorders. The term "autism spectrum" refers to a range of developmental disabilities, that includes autism as well as other disorders with similar characteristics, that are characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Research shows that boys are far more likely to develop Asperger's syndrome than are girls…
Curious Event of The Dog in The Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Genre: Murder Mystery Novel
Date Completed: 5th May 2013
The Curious Event of The Dog in The Night Time is a novel about a boy named Christopher Boone who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome. When he finds his neighbour Mrs. Shears dog, Wellington, stabbed to death with a garden fork Christopher becomes a suspect. I think that this was a very unfair way to suspect Christopher. He thought he was helping by making a scene of Wellington’s…
complete my community work. I decided from all the schools and organizations my school gave me to choose from, that I wanted to work on a school named “INVEDIN”.
This is a school for children who have disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Asperger, and many other syndromes that make them a little different from us. This organization gives these kids opportunities that no other organization would give them. Thanks to this school, people with disabilities can not only feel included to the programs…
what it is like to live with a person on the spectrum and their endurance to daily challenges they encounter.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and Aspergers Syndrome are all general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development that impair language and social skills. (Beneron) Dr. Leo Kanner formed the Department of Child Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He began his…