By Liane Holliday Willey
Youth and grownup stories of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) have gotten more and more good documented, but the an important formative teenage years have, to date, been missed. formative years is a tricky time for any youngster, but if you have got Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complicated time of lifestyles turns into all of the more difficult. Reflecting the perspectives of folks, execs and people with AS themselves, this publication tackles matters which are pertinent to all kids, resembling sexuality, melancholy and friendship, in addition to discussing issues like disclosure and healing choices which are extra particular to these with AS. This ebook goals to make the transition from baby to grownup as delicate as attainable, and is a necessary survival advisor to formative years.
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1999). The interpersonal and inner world of emotions appears to be uncharted territory for people with Asperger Syndrome. Research on Executive Function in subjects with Asperger Syndrome suggests characteristics of being disinhibited and impulsive with a relative lack of insight that affects general functioning (Eisenmajer et al. 1996; Nyden et al. 1999; Ozonoff, South and Miller 40 ASPERGER SYNDROME IN ADOLESCENCE 2000; Pennington and Ozonoff 1996). Impaired Executive Function can also affect the cognitive control of emotions.
Finally, an assessment is made of whether key people in their life understand and accommodate their profile of abilities and whether their mood is modeled upon or reinforced by certain individuals. Affective education Affective education is the next stage in a course of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and an essential component for those with Asperger Syndrome. The main goal is to learn why we have emotions, their use and misuse and the identification of different levels of expression. A basic principle is to explore one emotion at a time as a theme for a project.
Vygotsky, L. (1986) Thought and Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. L. (1993) Therapeutic Communication. New York: Guilford Press. Wexler, D. B. (1991) The Adolescent Self. New York: Norton. Wing, L. (1999) The Autistic Spectrum. London: Constable. M. (1996) Developmental Therapy. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publications. 2 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Tony Attwood The person with Asperger Syndrome has no distinguishing physical features but is primarily viewed by other people as different because of their unusual quality of social interaction, conversation skills and cognitive abilities.