Asperger syndrome in the early years: issues and challenges. Dr Glenys Jones University of Birmingham. Two key comments. ‘ We hold more than half the solution .’ (Carol Gray) ‘ Other people are my biggest problem.’ (Wendy Lawson)
Asperger syndrome in the early years: issues and challenges
Dr Glenys Jones
University of Birmingham
‘ Other people are my biggest problem.’
So, we can all help a great deal if we modify our communication; our demands; the physical and sensory environment; take their perspective and respect and value their way of being.
National Autism Plan for Children)
(6 weeks recommended target in NAPC)
1what is the child’s view of the intervention?
2what have others done to help his/her understanding of the intervention?
3what means has the child to 'tell' us what s/he has experienced?
communication; social and emotional understanding; flexibility; sensory perception; motor skills; self esteem; self construct; and leisure activities
(eg dressing; shopping; crossing the road; cooking) are often problematic as these involve rapid information processing; flexible thinking; and social understanding
‘one size does not fit all’ – need to offer a range of options to families and children