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Interventions For Aspergers

  1. 1. Interventions for Asperger’s Peter Hilts The Classical Academy Colorado Springs, CO
  2. 2. 1 in 250
  3. 3. 4 : 1
  4. 4. 1 in 1
  5. 5. Differences or Deficits?
  6. 6. Asperger’s Syndrome is Not Manipulative Not Psychological Not Poor Parenting Not ADD Not Defiant
  7. 7. <ul><li>Asperger’s Syndrome is </li></ul><ul><li>Pervasive </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic </li></ul><ul><li>Neurological </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable </li></ul>
  8. 8. TRAITS High Intelligence Narrow Interest Social Desire Awkward Reciprocity Physically Active Motor Clumsiness Sensory Efficiency Sensory Overload Highly Verbal Pedantic & Literal Organized Unimaginative & Rigid
  9. 9. In pressions
  10. 10. In pressions <ul><li>StimuliStimuliStimuliStimuli </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Failure—Again! </li></ul><ul><li>Injustice—Helplessness </li></ul><ul><li>Despair </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ex pressions
  12. 12. Ex pressions <ul><li>Little Professor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geek Syndrome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overcontrolling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meltdown </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shutdown </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>On the student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On other students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On adults </li></ul></ul></ul>IMPACTS
  14. 14. Social Disruption
  15. 15. Social Interventions www.modemekids.com
  16. 16. Social Interventions <ul><li>Social Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Put Behaviors on Cue </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Explicit Empathizing </li></ul><ul><li>Coach Peers to Coach </li></ul><ul><li>“ Take Ten” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mimic Human Behavior” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Topical Disruption
  18. 18. Topical Interventions <ul><li>Redirect special interest </li></ul><ul><li>Cue focus on academics </li></ul><ul><li>Manage group settings </li></ul>
  19. 19. Environmental Disruption
  20. 20. Environmental Interventions <ul><li>Create Safe Places </li></ul><ul><li>Limit Sensory Overload </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Make Concessions </li></ul>
  21. 21. Big Pictures
  22. 22. Interventions for Asperger’s Peter Hilts hiltsp@asd20.org The Classical Academy Colorado Springs, CO www.charterinsights.blogspot.com

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