An interview question about Asperger’s

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  • Tara
    Posted at 09:32h, 21 March Reply

    Great answer Linda! All things I do with my son, who has Asperger’s. But, people also need to remember not to UNDERestimate them, just because of their diagnosis, a person might think they don’t understand certain things.

  • Carrie
    Posted at 11:49h, 21 March Reply

    You hit the nail on the head! As a parent and Speech Pathologist I believe in what you have said. These are the strategies that have worked for my 13 year old son in the spectrum!!

    Thanks for clarifying it all for me!

  • Ann
    Posted at 15:53h, 21 March Reply

    I like what you shared in this message. For my son it also helps if I ask him what he would like to ask or to say to someone as part of our preparation.

  • Melinda
    Posted at 17:05h, 21 March Reply

    I have a student who kept saying no when offered extra fruit at lunch. I realized that he was meaning no I don’t have any because he looked at his plate. Now I know how to rephrase the question.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 18:59h, 21 March Reply

    I believe I may send this to the college my son attends. He is a third year student at a conservatory of music. He is failing a class due to oral instructions on assignments. He needs it written down somewhere. I think I will pass this along!

  • Suzette
    Posted at 19:34h, 21 March Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this information!! I attended a presentation about Asperger Students and Theory of Mind. This information came in very handy!

  • Lynn
    Posted at 07:02h, 22 March Reply

    got that right! 🙂 That’s why they do so well when we teach them visualization strategies!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 12:03h, 22 March Reply

    Thank you, That was helpful . I have a 2nd grader that is anxious and so he fills this time with asking question after question. He can’t make a friend because the typical children don’t like all the questions

  • Colleen
    Posted at 16:05h, 23 March Reply

    Love this response . So not only do I work as an slp in public school but I am also a karate instructor at a local martial arts school. Because martial arts is so good for so many reason we have a variety of learning challenges to deal with. One being high functioning autism. So at our last staff meeting I ran a brief inservice regarding social language and perspective . Your response is brilliant and I will use some of the language with my karate instructors if you don’t mind. I am in the process of making a visual aid and social story to be handed out to new students so they can better read the social expectations of a karate class. Thank you again for sharing.

  • Nasser
    Posted at 10:44h, 24 March Reply

    Make them functionally competent ..most of the time it s lacking ..and their verbal language and manipulative skills come into action .There is a sensory loss …Give more opportunities in a protected environment/safety to see functional competency to the set tasks …Example Driving a car …Managing the Throttle ..The brakes .The visual attention ..Other related perception s …with devices Mechanical Electric Automobiles..etc
    They may be verbal and understand the lines ..But because of their functional encompetency they will be unable to perform the task s Required ….?!!!
    Best wishes in training the ASD

  • Diane
    Posted at 12:15h, 26 March Reply

    Thanks again Linda. The Hidden Curriculum is a great book for this offering lists for very verbal kids in a variety of situations. The intro talks about changing social language styles 9 times upon entering a bookstore.

  • Howard
    Posted at 08:46h, 25 April Reply

    Hi folks I am working with a high functioning, still socially awkward at times, talented musician and theatre entusiast 16 year old who is considering colleges – maybe conservatories unless they are too insanely competitive or good colleges around the NYC area -within 150 miles
    any suggestions beside Wheaton and Purchase

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