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  1. 1. Aspergers Syndrome<br />Brandon Cole 12/1/2009<br />
  2. 2. Imagine…<br />Being unable to understand why someone’s face is dripping water.<br />Being unable to understand why someone is swinging their fist at you.<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to Aspergers<br />Aspergers Syndrome was first diagnosed by Dr. Hans Asperger in 1944.<br />Children and adults with Aspergers usually have normal intellectual abilities<br />The primary characteristic of Aspergers Syndrome has to do with difficulty with social relationships and communication skills.<br />http://www.behaviorinterventionservices.com/images/behaviors/autism/prevChart.gif<br />
  4. 4. There are common characteristics that may make having relationships with people with Aspergers difficult<br />People with Aspergers Syndrome often display common characteristics that sometimes are hard to recognize and make it hard to form and have a relationship with them.<br />People can have successful relationships with people who have Aspergers if they are aware of certain things.<br />
  5. 5. 1a. People with Aspergers are often preoccupied with a certain favorite topic<br /><ul><li>Example…</li></li></ul><li>1b. People with Aspergers often have problems with idioms.<br />Some examples…<br />“One night stand”<br />“Don’t give a rat’s ass”<br />“Break a leg”<br />“I dare you”<br />“Make their blood boil”<br />
  6. 6. 1c. People with Aspergers often have problems with unspoken social cues<br />Social cues are...<br />“The reading of social cues involves the ability to notice, understand, and act on subtle verbal and nonverbal social messages from others” (Lovecky 2004)<br />Examples of social cues…<br />Facial expressions…<br />Body language<br />
  7. 7. 2. People can have successful relationships with people who have Aspergers<br />2a. Using direct speech with people with Aspergers makes relationships with them more successful<br />2b. Being understanding when someone with Aspergers doesn’t show emotional reciprocity makes relationships more successful.<br />
  8. 8. A1. Direct speech versus Indirect speech<br />Direct Speech: “Can you turn down the thermostat?<br />Indirect Speech: It’s cold in here!<br />
  9. 9. 2b. Aspergers and Emotional Reciprocity<br />People with Aspergers may be appreciative but not show it.<br />People with Aspergers may not respond to outward displays of emotion.<br />People with Aspergers often have their own way of expressing emotions. <br />
  10. 10. The End<br />

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