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ERIC Number: EJ844227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Teaching Gifted Learners Who Have Asperger's Syndrome
Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Farmer, Jennie
Understanding Our Gifted, v18 n4 p7-10 Sum 2006
Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a relatively recent term in education and psychology and has gained more interest since it became a recognized exceptionality in the United States in 1994. It is classified with autism under the term "Pervasive Developmental Disorder" (PDD). The primary criteria for diagnosis include linguistic, social, and behavioral challenges. Individuals with AS may function in the normal to above normal intelligence range. Just as traits of giftedness differ between learners, characteristics of AS may vary between individuals. While no two children with AS will show identical signs of this exceptionality, some common identification indicators have been established. This article discusses the learning challenges of gifted students with AS and the educational interventions appropriate for them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers
Language: English
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