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ERIC Number: ED548502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 93
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-2447-1
Self-Perceptions of a High School Female Adolescent with Asperger Syndrome: A Case History
Edwards, Kemberly V.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study is to increase the knowledge base about female adolescents with Asperger syndrome (AS). The findings will be useful in providing educators with an insight into the social world of Asperger syndrome in order to give them a better understanding of the syndrome, and to assist them in teaching students more effectively. The study addressed the questions of how the female adolescent felt she was perceived by her peers and teachers. This study employed qualitative research methods: document analysis, interviews, and observations. This was a case study of how one female adolescent with AS viewed her high school experience as an adolescent diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. The results of this study provided valuable insight into her perceptions and level of awareness regarding her disorder. The findings of this study revealed that the student is quite aware of the difficulties she has that mainly involved her ability to socialize with her peers. She has learned to advocate for herself by explaining to her teachers and peers the implications of her disorder and the accommodations that are needed to assist her in becoming a successful student. Future studies on students with Asperger syndrome should investigate career choice, employability, and transition services necessary for job retention. Findings of this study imply that additional studies on female adolescents with AS are highly recommended, as qualitative studies, involving students with disabilities sharing their perceptions rarely exist in the current literature. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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