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Journal of College Admission, n198 p19-24 Win 2008

Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a neurological disorder included in the spectrum of autism disorders. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are said to exhibit characteristics that fall into a triad of deficits that include (a) communication, (b) socialization, and (c) interests and activities. For children and adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome, difficulties in communication and socialization and their tendency to focus on specific topics and interests will last throughout their lifetime affecting their opportunities for socialization, education, and employment. Today, more high school students living with Asperger's Syndrome expect college to be in their future, looking forward to an environment where they may finally shine. High school counselors may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of AS and unsure as to how to advise these students. There is a need for both high school and college counselors to better understand students with AS. In this article, the authors offers tips for working with students with AS. (Contains 1 figure.)

Descriptors: High School Students, Socialization, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Interests, School Counselors, Special Needs Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents, Interpersonal Competence, Counseling Techniques, School Counseling, Interpersonal Communication, Friendship, Antisocial Behavior

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Autor: Graetz, Janet E.; Spampinato, Kim

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2865&id=EJ829415







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