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Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity: Looking Beyond by Harvey Molloy

By Harvey Molloy

How do young children with Asperger Syndrome view themselves and their very own lives? This publication relies on vast interviews with teenagers clinically determined with AS. It comprises six existence tales, as targeted from medical case experiences, written in collaboration with the kids themselves. those current an actual and interesting examine the lives of the kids and the way AS has formed their starting to be identities. The tales give you the foundation for a dialogue of universal issues and concerns dealing with children with AS. Asperger Syndrome, early life and id additionally questions the medicalized deficit method of Asperger Syndrome and discusses the social repercussions of labelling little ones as having AS.

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Aggressive incidents with other students, however, continued, particularly in the playground. ’ Things started to fall apart when Lee was placed with a new and fairly inexperienced teacher. His parents said: The new teacher had a much more relaxed style of teaching that meant that the lessons tended to be much less structured. This allowed a lot more interaction between pupils leading to more teasing. Lee was unable to cope and his behavior deteriorated and he became more physically and verbally abusive.

I think I have learnt to overcome most of the social interaction problems that are supposed to be a feature of Asperger Syndrome. I don’t feel I have problems with empathy or understanding what other people are thinking or why they do certain things. Sometimes I will say something bizarre, but that’s actually quite rare and it’s difficult for me to describe some of these bizarre things because they are so weird but on the whole I don’t have problems with language, such as understanding idioms and so on.

I’m interested in moving to another country to work for a few years, possibly Australia or somewhere in Europe. ’ On the whole I do think most people with Asperger’s tend to be fairly intelligent. If I could change myself and get rid of the Asperger’s, I honestly don’t think I would because I’m sure I’d lose part of my intelligence. R achel is 15 years old and lives in the Greater London area with her mother Helen and 16-year-old brother James, who is autistic. Rachel’s parents separated when she was four but Rachel’s father lives close by and she stays with him every third weekend.

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