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Asperger's Syndrome Suggestions

(Also Known As: Aspergers Syndrome Suggestions, Asperger’s Disorder Suggestions, Asperger Syndrome Suggestions, Autism Suggestions, Autistic Suggestions, Aspergers Suggestions, Autism Spectrum Disorder Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions on Asperger’s Syndrome

The following are therapeutic tips and suggestions for parents, love ones and educators of individuals with asperger’s syndrome:

  • Simplify the home environment (as well as the school environment if possible)
  • Design consistent and predictable structures for social interaction
  • Design a predictable daily routine to lessen anxiety
  • Communicate using clear, simple, shorter sentences when talking to individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Communicate emotions explicitly—tell them when you are pleased with them or when you are annoyed by their behavior.
  • Facilitate and supervise social interactions
  • Lessen the chances or instances of bullying
  • Teach relaxation techniques and other anxiety reducing strategies
  • Communicate emotions, social rules and other abstract ideas in concrete ways (i.e. pictures, slideshows, demonstrations, comic strips, etc.)
  • For children who are having difficulty with their motor skills (i.e. clumsiness, motor tics, etc.) some occupational or physical therapy or training may be advisable

For adults who may have asperger’s syndrome:

  • Study and gain more understanding about human behavior in general, and human emotions and motivations
  • Learn about social conventions in relation to human behavior theories
  • Differentiate appropriate and inappropriate social behaviors (Recommended book: The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the unique Perspectives of Autism, By Temple Grandin and Sean Barron, 2005, Published by Future Horizons)
  • Consider seeking the help of a therapist or life coach for the development of better social skills
  • Seek out a support group for people with asperger’s syndrome
  • Find inspiration in people who have managed asperger’s syndrome successfully (some of them have written books or are giving seminars about it)
  • Learn relaxation techniques—such as breathing techniques or meditation—to lessen one’s anxiety

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Related Conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – developmental disorder, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, attention deficit, inattention
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – delayed language, delayed motor skills, declined social functions, autism, pervasive developmental disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS – developmental deficits, delayed socialization and communication skills
Rett's Disorder – impaired social interaction, language deficits, declines social skills, pervasive developmental disorder