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SuMin Nam

New York, New York, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • The key findings of research on aspergers syndrome

    Community, Communication Design

    Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum which is a hidden disability where you can't tell someone has the condition from their appearance.

    Major difficulties in social communication, social interaction, social imagination also, understanding facial expression, tone of voice, body language, dyslexia, love of routines, obsessive, sensory difficulties.

    Social Skills is what requires sharing, listening, good manners, responsibilties, and caring. Through social skills develops, communication, language, and the understanding of words develop. They should learn to have conversation -> debate-> negotiation -> compromise -> the building of relationships ( basic concept of Floortime)

    Facial Blindness in school, teacher have real pictures of people with faces, and explain the feelings, emotions through words or tell them social stories and act in order to help them to understand better.

    Hard for teachers express and identify feelings through picture and to teach those to students

    Therapies

    • counseling: teaching strategies to have better social communication with peers/ initial conversation/ starting conversation
    • speech: for articulation, learning how to interact with others ( ex. exchange conversation in 5 turns)
    • occupational is done o have fine motor skills (ex. cutting, hand writing)
    • physical therapy (only if needed, for postures and balance

    Lessons

    • art is done in small groups to force kids to work with each other and to interact with peers
    • academic; is smilarily taught as normal kids without AS

    Games connect four, bingo, question games using cards, zanga, memory game, board game, sports, music, art, science experiments, ropes, and rafting anything they have to take turn and wait for others/accept losses/ listen to others/ outcomes is good.

    Things have to be : real-world engagement, productive, nondespairing, experience, behaviorial, eclectic, self-motivated, applied behavior analysis ( reward vs. punishment), design programs around the kids, not force kids into a program.

    Things needed : anger management, express one's feeling, self-control

    • The most important thing is to let them carry what they learned to the real world*
    • Students should be able to think, to feel, to communicate and to learn
  • Puzzle_177_

    sumin I have often thought that it is too bad that treatment for people with disorders like AS usually focus on trying to "cure" people by training them to be like everyone else. I understand that this is a serious impairment, and that the inability to engage on an emotional level with others causes many problems; but sometime I find people with obsessions that are caused by AS or similar dysfunctions charming somehow. I guess I feel obsessed by a lot of things, so I have some sympathy for them, and also I don't like it when I think people are trying to "fix" me. So I agree with you that the trick to making a successful product for helping people overcome this have to avoid the appearance of judging. Are you thinking about a game? Maybe some kind of a puzzle where people have to complete a puzzle where the finished product is a smiling (or angry) face, and they have to decipher which it is? steven

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