I. What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Asperger’s Syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder that falls within the autistic spectrum of disabilities. Asperger’s Syndrome is defined in the DSM-IV Manual as:
A. qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:
1. marked impairment in the use of multiple non-
verbal behaviors such as eye to eye gaze, facial
expression, body postures, and gestures to regulate
2. failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to
3. a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment of interests or achievements with other people (e.g., by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing, out objects of interest to other people)
4. lack of social or emotional reciprocity
B. restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, and manifested by at least one of the following:
1. encompassing preoccupation with one or more
stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is
abnormal either in intensity or focus
2. apparently inflexible adherence to specific, non-
functional routines or rituals
3. stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g.,
hand or finger flapping, or twisting, or complex
4. persistent preoccupation with parts of objects
Now, in a teacher-friendly language, let’s discuss some of the typical characteristics that a student with Asperger’s Syndrome may exhibit in the... [continues]
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