Interpersonal skills of a child with asperger syndrome
Interpersonal Skills of a Child with
Asperger Syndrome: A Case Study
Vitor, Niῆa Odessa C.
Maraon, Rona Kesiya T.
Baslot, Emely A.
Aslom, Almarie T.
What is Autism?
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder. Its
symptoms include differences and disabilities in many
areas including social communication skills, fine and
gross motor skills, and sometimes intellectual skills.
This study focused on the interpersonal skills of a
child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism).
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder
that affects a person's ability to socialize and
communicate effectively with others. Children
with Asperger's syndrome typically exhibit social
awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in
What is Interpersonal skills?
Interpersonal skills include not only how
we communicate with others, but also
our confidence and our ability to
listen and understand on the message
other people are sending – be it
verbally or through gestures and body
Interpersonal Skills of a
Child with Asperger’s
Syndrome: A Case Study
Autism is a category in Special Education that has
limited source of information, specifically the
interpersonal skills of these individuals, which is very
much essential to people responsible and concern to this
By these means the researchers wanted to acquire
more vital information with regards to this matter.
This study aims to give people enough understanding
on the behavior of a child with Asperger Syndrome,
specifically their interpersonal skills. This awareness will
provide those strategies on how to deal and cope with
them. In the same aspect the researchers want to find
out the interaction of a certain child on school setting
with specific type of people.
The major purpose of this case study is to know the
interpersonal skills of the pupil with Asperger
Syndrome (Autism), a pupil of SogodSpEdCenter.
Specifically this case study sought to answer to the
1. How does the child with Asperger Syndrome
The result of this study would provide the knowledge on the interpersonal
skills state of the pupil having Asperger Syndrome (Autism) and would
help the teachers and parents to understand and cope up with the
behavior of a child with Asperger Syndrome.
Specifically, this study is deemed beneficial to the following:
Parents. This would give comprehensive information on the current state of
the interpersonal skills of the pupil for them to know or understand the
behavior or how the child interact or respond to a situation.
Teachers. This research would help the teachers to discover and understand
better the status of their pupil with Asperger Syndrome (Autism). It will
be used in enhancing the interpersonal skills of a child with Asperger
Syndrome (Autism) in the inclusion within the general education
SpEd Majors. This study is helpful to the would-be teachers who are
specializing Special Education as this would provide them some
information that are relevant and significant in their future career.
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- is the ability of a person to interact
with other and on how to cooperate
MAGNA CARTA FOR
DISABLED PERSON (R.A 7277)
– affirms the full participation
and total integration of persons
with disabilities into the
mainstream of our society by
giving them equal opportunities.
OF PUPIL WITH ASPERGER
This case study utilized the single case study method using the standardized checklist,
anecdotal recording and video recording as a tool in gathering data and focusing in a child
with Asperger Syndrome (Autism). The single case study will be employed because being a
case study, it enables the researchers to study the variables pertinent to the specific
situation/case discussed where the respondents situation was explored through
observations following the research instruments.
This research will be conducted at SogodSpEdCenter, located at Zone I, Sogod, Southern Leyte,
The research respondent of this study is Alex(pseudonym-for confidentiality purposes) a 8 year-
old pupil with Asperger Syndrome (Autism) who is currently residing at 730 Bagares St., Zone
5, Sogod, Southern Leyte and grade III at SogodSpEd Center, Sogod, Southern Leyte.
The research will usemodifiedchecklist, anecdotal recording and video recordingto collect the
data needed in the study. For the checklist, the first part will answer the needed information
on the profile of the pupil. The second section determined the interpersonal skills of the
pupil as observed by the researchers.For anecdotal recording sheet it will be used to
document the child’s behavior, significant incidents or specific, observable behaviors can be
recorded by the teacher (http://www.saskschool.com). For video recording, it will be used to
record and to capture the behavior of the child with Asperger Syndrome.