Teaching Social Skills and Academic Strategies to College Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Wenzel, Christine, Rowley, Laura, Teaching Exceptional Children
Asperger's syndrome (AS) was recognized in 1944 by an Austrian pediatrician named Hans Asperger. Asperger believed that autism could differ in severity bringing to light the notion that autism is a spectrum disorder. In his work with patients, he noticed that some had good verbal ability but appeared to have autism in a milder form (Frith, 2004). Although the designation of AS began in 1944, the diagnosis was not a part of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) until 1994. According to the DSM-IV. characteristics oí AS typically include "(a) qualitative impairment in social interaction, (b) restrictive repetitive and stereotyped patterns of …
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Publication information: Article title: Teaching Social Skills and Academic Strategies to College Students with Asperger's Syndrome. Contributors: Wenzel, Christine - Author, Rowley, Laura - Author. Magazine title: Teaching Exceptional Children. Volume: 42. Issue: 5 Publication date: May/June 2010. Page number: 44+. © Council for Exceptional Children Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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