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ERIC Number: EJ776554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Jurecic, Ann
College English, v69 n5 p421-442 May 2007
Increasingly, autistic students are attending college, posing new challenges to writing instructors. In particular, such students may have trouble imagining readers' responses to their texts. Developing an appropriate pedagogy for these students may involve revisiting composition studies' tradition of cognitive research, while not abandoning more recent constructivist theories. People with Asperger's Syndrome, who are my primary concern in this article, are on the less severe end of the autism spectrum; they tend to possess average to above-average cognitive and verbal abilities, while they also exhibit impaired social abilities and the fixed patterns of interest typical of autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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