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
- 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
- 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