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)
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)
1 what is the child’s view of the intervention?
2 what have others done to help his/her understanding of the intervention?
3 what 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