ERIC Number: ED436044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Asperger Syndrome: Treatment and Intervention. Some Guidelines for Parents.
Klin, Ami; Volkmar, Fred R.
This guide provides assessment, education, and treatment strategies for children with Asperger syndrome. It discusses assessment, and provides guidelines for securing and implementing services and determines appropriate placement. The following recommendations are also provided for general intervention strategies: (1) skills, concept, appropriate procedures should be taught in an explicit and rote fashion using a parts-to-whole verbal teaching approach; (2) specific problem-solving strategies should be taught; (3) social awareness should be cultivated; (4) generalization of learned strategies and social concepts should be taught; (5) the ability to compensate for typical difficulties in processing visual sequences by making use of equally typical verbal strengths should be enhanced; (6) the ability to interpret visual information simultaneously with auditory information should be strengthened; (7) self-evaluation should be encouraged; (8) adaptive skills to increase self-sufficiency should be taught; (9) the individuals should be instructed on how to identify a novel situation and to resort to a well-rehearsed list of steps to be taken; and (10) the link between specific frustrating or anxiety-provoking experiences and negative feelings should be taught in a cause-effect fashion. Strategies for communication intervention, behavior management, academic curriculum, vocational training, self-support, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy are provided. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Child Study Center.