A journey Through Asperger’s Syndrome Ali, Katie, Liza



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A Journey Through Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Ali, Katie, Liza


What is Asperger’s?

  • Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. 

  • An autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    • Mildest form of Autism
  • Dr. Hans Asperger

    • 1944
    • Boys with similar traits
      • Boy studies b/c most cases were found in boys (still today 70-80)%
      • May be because girls can overcome symptoms based on socialization
  • Neurological disorder

    • ASD of a distinct group of neurological conditions
    • greater or less than average degree of impairment in language and communication skills,
    • repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior.


Common Traits & Characteristics

    • socially awkward and clumsy
    • naive and gullible
    • unaware of others' feelings
    • unable to carry on conversation
    • easily upset by changes
    • literal in speech and understanding
    • sensitive to loud sounds, lights, odors
    • fixated on one subject or object
    • physically awkward in sports
    • very accurate memory for details
    • trouble understanding things they have heard or read
    • inappropriate body language & expression
    • repetitive and irrelevant comments
    • unusually loud, high or monotonous voice
    • rock, fidget or pace while concentrating


Diagnosing the Syndrome

  • Two main criteria for diagnosis: DSM IV and Gillberg’s criteria:

    • Impairment in social interactions
    • Limited all-consuming interests
    • Burden regarding routines and interests
    • Speech and communication problems
    • Non-verbal language difficulties
    • Difficulty with motor skills


Possible Treatment

    • *The earlier the better!
  • Psychosocial interventions

    • Social training skills
    • Cognitive behavior therapy
    • Any activity to help individual learn to adjust to social situations and act appropriately
  • Psychopharmalogical interventions

  • NO CURE!



What Can Cause All this? The debate…

  • *NOT BAD PARENTING!

  • Genetics (still a lot of research in Progress)

    • Family inheritance on father’s side
  • Studies of brain

    • Right lobe studies using MRI’s
        • Research done in 1994 and 1995
        • Disability with right hemisphere
        • Right front lobe especially deals with “social rules”
  • Other Findings

    • Birth problems, lack of oxygen
    • central nervous system dysfunction


An Interview with Asperger’s

  • Autism is: being present in this world, But not entirely of it. I am one step removed and curled, The switch just doesn't click.

  • I perform the role of my perception, And play many parts so well. But minus files for my redemption, My part in life I cannot tell.

  • Life is like a video, I watch but cannot partake. My uneven skills are but an echo, Of the frustrations which I hate!

  • However, my focused use of time and space, I would not give away. I know that I am especially placed, For some developed career one day!



Fact or Myth?

  • ALL PEOPLE WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME ARE EXACTLY THE SAME?

  • False

  • ASPERGER’S SYNDROME IS HIGH FUNCTION AUTISM

  • True

  • ALL PEOPLE WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME CAN HAVE MEANINGFUL JOBS AND LIVE INDEPENDENTLY

  • False

  • IF YOU CAN FIX THE BEHAVIORS OF PEOPLE WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, YOU CAN CURE THE DISORDER

  • False

  • SOME PEOPLE WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME DESIRE FRIENDSHIP

  • True

  • FROM A CROWD OF PEOPLE I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO PICK THE PERSON WITH ASPERGER’S OUT

  •  

  • True!



Asperger’s In History…Surprised?

  • Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton



Works Cited

  • http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm

  • http://img.nesteklikk.no/2005-14/medium/56555.jpg

  • http://img.pathfinder.gr/CMAN/i/61/0/26-5.jpg

  • http://www.learningdiscoveries.org/Aspergers.htm

  • www.scarfuk.co.uk/ images/image2.gif

  • http://mugsy.org/wendy/wendy13.jpg

  • http://www.aspergers.com/

  • http://info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/aspergers.html

  • http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm

  • http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/1807/criteria.html




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