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Types of Special Need -

Aspergers

Part of the Autistic Spectrum.

Children with this condition have many of the tendencies of others on the autism spectrum but they are more sociable.  They do try to interact and to use language but they may do so in na´ve and inappropriate ways.

Things to look for:

There may be marked impairment in use of nonverbal behaviours such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expressions, body postures and gestures.  Peer relationships may be age inappropriate.  There may be a lack of social or emotional enjoyment and they may lack creativity and imagination.  The child may be over-occupied by parts of objects or may have repetitive motor mannerisms and rituals.

However, it is also quite likely that he/she or she may be very clever or knowledgeable about one subject.  He/she is likely to be well-mannered and have a good sense of humour.

Case Studies

Teaching Strategies

People who can help: SENCO/Resource Teacher

Books

Further Information

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/info/mhgu/newmhgu12.html(use the search within site facility to further direct you to relevant pages)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/health/medical_notes/a-b/1166811.stm

Factsheet from SNIP

 

 

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