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Teaching Students with Aspergers Syndrome: Tips for Teachers and Parents

Teaching Students with Aspergers Syndrome: Tips for Teachers and Parents
Students with asperger's syndrome may experience difficulties with focusing as well as lack of focus. Focus involves attention. Sometimes asperger's students focus all their attention on a particular object or subject; therefore, they fail to focus on what information the instructor is presenting. All their energy is directed toward a particular subject or object. Why? Because that object or subject is not overwhelming to them and they understand it. To overcome this problem, the teacher can try to establish some connection between the object or subject of interest and the area of study. The possibilities for instruction are endless, but it will take some time and creative planning on the part of the teacher. Sensory issues affect learning for the student with asperger's syndrome. Often aperger's students are distracted by something in the environment that they simply cannot control. Obviously, a teacher does not want disruptions in the classroom. Related:  Autism, Aspergers, ADHDAspergers

Teaching Aspergers Children: Tips For Teachers Educators can be great allies in keeping your youngster with Aspergers (AS) or High-Functioning Autism safe and successful in school, but you'll need to make sure they have all the knowledge they need to help. Use the suggestions below to create an information packet to bring educators up to speed... The Five Main Things Educators Need to Know— 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. General Behaviors— · At times, our youngster may experience "meltdowns" when nothing may help behavior. · Foster a classroom atmosphere that supports the acceptance of differences and diversity. · Generally speaking an adult speaking in a calm voice will reap many benefits. · It is important to remember that just because the youngster learns something in one situation this doesn't automatically mean that they remember or are able to generalize the learning to new situations. · Note strengths often and visually. · Our youngster may have vocal outbursts or shriek. · Our youngster may need help with problem-solving situations. Transitions—

Asperger syndrome: the triad of impairments What is the triad of impairments and how can parents work with schools to help overcome them? In addition to the core impairments of the triad, many students with Asperger syndrome will have difficulties with fine and gross motor co-ordination and organisational skills. They can also be affected by underlying fears and phobias, often (but not always) related to sensory sensitivities. These can have a significant effect on their behaviour, and the impact of fears and phobias on daily life should not be underestimated. Our experience shows that transition is most successful where there is good communication between parents and school. Some successful examples of ways of sharing with parents include: Having a named adult for the student to approach when in difficulty. In the primary school, parents are generally used to daily contact with staff, and will need time to adjust to the greater independence expected at secondary school.

Autism Information | Use Visual Strategies for Autism Autism is an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders referred to as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They are a group of neurobiological disorders that affect an individual’s ability to interact, communicate, relate, play, imagine, and learn. The term SPECTRUM is an important part of understanding autism because of the wide range of intensity, symptoms, behaviors and types of problems. There is a range of skills and challenges in individuals on the autism spectrum. On the other end of the spectrum are individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, sometimes referred to as a high-functioning form of autism. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders typically demonstrate challenges in developing effective communication, appropriate behavior and successful social skills. Our goal is to learn how these students learn best and to develop teaching strategies and communication styles to help them become effective communicators.

Cognitive behavioral therapy CBT has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, tic, and psychotic disorders. Many CBT treatment programs for specific disorders have been evaluated for efficacy; the health-care trend of evidence-based treatment, where specific treatments for symptom-based diagnoses are recommended, has favored CBT over other approaches such as psychodynamic treatments.[3] However, other researchers have questioned the validity of such claims to superiority over other treatments.[4][5] History[edit] Philosophical roots[edit] Precursors of certain fundamental aspects of CBT have been identified in various ancient philosophical traditions, particularly Stoicism.[6] For example, Aaron T. Behavior therapy roots[edit] At the same time this of Eysenck's work, B.F. The emphasis on behavioral factors constituted the "first wave" of CBT.[15] Cognitive therapy roots[edit] Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Merge[edit]

ASPERGER'S DISORDER HOMEPAGE Guidelines for teaching students with Asperger syndrome in further education colleges As well as behaviour, the areas of impairment will affect the thought processes that govern behavioural responses to the environment and responses to the demands made by people, and situations arising within this space. I will briefly outline the triad of impairments and the specific characteristics of Asperger syndrome before continuing. Asperger syndrome is a condition which forms part of the autism spectrum, it is caused by a biological brain dysfunction. In order for there to be a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, there have to be impairments in three main areas: - concrete understanding of language and formal, monologue type use of speech and a distinct difficulty in interpreting non-verbal forms of communication. - difficulty in relating on a social level to others, inability to read the thoughts and feelings of others; forming relationships is a problem area. Characteristics specific to Asperger syndrome - obsessional insistence on sameness, that is also imposed on others.

Inside and Out: A Few Words about Empathy | Autism and Empathy By Nicole Nicholson on August 17th, 2011 Got empathy? I do. Shocking? There is lot of misinformation about autism spectrum disorders to begin with. “ …it would appear that both Asperger syndrome and psychopathy…share some common characteristics, notably the total absence of human empathy…” What a load of bullshit! I began considering the whole ball of wax with empathy. And my capacity to hurt still rings true now. And it doesn’t seem to matter whether I know the people personally or not. I’ll go even a bit further: I have trouble sometimes watching TV shows or movies that are emotionally evocative. So you can understand why I began challenging the conventional wisdom about empathy and Asperger Syndrome. “Theory of Mind” difficulties. Now that I’ve unpacked the two reasons behind the misconception that we lack empathy, I’ll put the pieces together. “From a young age, I incorporated that axiom ['do unto others as you would have others do unto you'] into my belief structure.

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