ASPERGER’S
SYNDROME

Chelcie Tuell
Emily Dickinson
Abraham Lincoln

John Denver

Thomas Edison

Al Gore
Bill Gates

Isaac Newton

Albert Einstein

Andy Warho...
WHAT IS ASPERGER'S SYNDROME?
 Asperger’s is a neurological developmental disorder.
 impairments in social relationships,...
ASPERGER’S SYNDROME EVOLUTION
 Identified in 1944 by Hans Asperger. (Austria )
 Boys with autistic-like behaviors and di...
COMMON TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
 socially awkward and clumsy

 naive and gullible
 unaware of others' feelings
 unab...
ASPERGER’S STATISTICS
 United States and Canada estimates range from 1/250
children to 1/10,000.
 Asperger’s is 4x more ...
TREATMENT OPTIONS

 Communication and
social skills training

 Cognitive behavioral
therapy

 Medications: none to
spec...
STUDENTS
WITH
ASPERGER’S
IDEAS FOR INSTRUCTION
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Be careful in classroom seating assignments
Use the “peer buddy” system
Avoid self-...
HELPFUL HINTS FOR TEACHERS
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Operate on “Asperger Time”
Manage the environment
Create a balanced agenda
Sha...
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HTTP:// WWW.AUTISM SPEAKS.ORG /WHATAUTISM/ ASPERGER -SYNDROM E
HTTP:// WWW.AUTISM -SOCIET Y...
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  1. 1. ASPERGER’S SYNDROME Chelcie Tuell
  2. 2. Emily Dickinson Abraham Lincoln John Denver Thomas Edison Al Gore Bill Gates Isaac Newton Albert Einstein Andy Warhol James Taylor Marilyn Monroe Robin Williams
  3. 3. WHAT IS ASPERGER'S SYNDROME?  Asperger’s is a neurological developmental disorder.  impairments in social relationships, verbal and nonverbal communication, and by restrictive, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities.  Classified as an autism spectrum disorder (ASD.)  “high-functioning” and milder end of spectrum
  4. 4. ASPERGER’S SYNDROME EVOLUTION  Identified in 1944 by Hans Asperger. (Austria )  Boys with autistic-like behaviors and difficulties with social and communication skills but had normal intelligence and language development  Brought to the attention of the English -speaking world in 1981 by Dr. Lorna Wing.  Was not added to the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of the American Psychiatric Association until 1994 .  In 2013, the DSM-5 replaced Asperger's syndrome with the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
  5. 5. COMMON TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS  socially awkward and clumsy  naive and gullible  unaware of others' feelings  unable to carry on conversation  easily upset by changes  literal in speech and understanding  sensitive to loud sounds, lights, odors  fixated on one subject or object  physically awkward in sports  very accurate memory for details  trouble understanding things they have heard or read  inappropriate body language & expression  repetitive and irrelevant comments  unusually loud, high or monotonous voice  rock, fidget or pace while concentrating
  6. 6. ASPERGER’S STATISTICS  United States and Canada estimates range from 1/250 children to 1/10,000.  Asperger’s is 4x more likely to occur in males than in females  Usually is first diagnosed in children between 2-6 years old.
  7. 7. TREATMENT OPTIONS  Communication and social skills training  Cognitive behavioral therapy  Medications: none to specifically treat but may improve specific symptoms  Aripiprazole (Abilify)  Guanfacine (Intuniv).  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).  Risperidone (Risperdal)  Olanzapine (Zyprexa)  Naltrexone (Revia)
  8. 8. STUDENTS WITH ASPERGER’S
  9. 9. IDEAS FOR INSTRUCTION         Be careful in classroom seating assignments Use the “peer buddy” system Avoid self-selection in group work Carefully consider the maturity of the group members involved Provide “safe haven” or quiet area Explain metaphors and sarcasm; Use concrete examples Use “social stories” for providing directions Vigorously but respectfully maintain class rules and other boundaries
  10. 10. HELPFUL HINTS FOR TEACHERS         Operate on “Asperger Time” Manage the environment Create a balanced agenda Share the agenda Simply language Manage change of plans Provide reassurance Be generous with praise
  11. 11. HTTP:// WWW.GOOGLE.COM /IM GHP HTTP:// WWW.AUTISM SPEAKS.ORG /WHATAUTISM/ ASPERGER -SYNDROM E HTTP:// WWW.AUTISM -SOCIET Y.ORG/ABOUTAUTISM/ ASPERGERS -SYNDROM E/ HTTP:// WWW.MAYOCLINIC.COM /HEALTH/ ASPE RGERS SYNDROM E/ DS00551 HTTP:// WWW.M AYOCLINIC.COM /HEALTH/ ASPE RGERS SYNDROM E/DS00551/DSECTION= SYM PTOM S HTTP:// WWW.MAYOCLINIC.COM /HEALTH/ ASPE RGERS SYNDROM E/DS00551/DSECTION= CAUSES HTTP:// WWW.M AYOCLINIC.COM /HEALTH/ ASPE RGERS SYNDROM E/DS00551/DSECTION=TEST S - AND -DIAGNOSIS HTTP:// WWW.M AYOCLINIC.COM /HEALTH/ ASPE RGERS SYNDROM E/DS00551/DSECTION=TREATM ENT S - ANDDRUGS HTTP:// WWW.RESEARCHAUTISM .ORG /EDUCATORS/ ASPER GERSTEPS/INDE X.ASP Resources

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