An Analysis Of Asperger's/Prevalence Rates

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What is Asperger’s/Prevalence Rates Asperger’s Syndrome is on the “high-functioning” end of the autism spectrum of disorders, a person with Asperger’s has a high or above average IQ, will get fixated on a single subject, and has low quality communication and social skills. Due to these low quality communication and social skills, Asperger children often deal with mistreatment at home and bullying in the school environment. Typically, children with Asperger’s syndrome want to make friends, but fall short to socialize successfully with their same age peers, this unsuccessful socialization can lead to withdrawal and asocial behavior (The Brain Injury Association of Queensland, " Asperger’s syndrome - Communication Issues", 2008). These unsuccessful …show more content…
These milestones are those of which the general child population typically meets. Valerie meets the criteria because her language is that of what a general peer would have if not stronger due to her varied interests. Her mother even has stated that Valerie was “talking before she could even walk”! Another criteria of Asperger’s syndrome is that there is not significant delay cognitive development. This means a learners IQ is that of average or above average ability compared to their same age peers. This is found by doing a cognitive abilities assessment on the learner and question and investigating their cognitive and achievement abilities when compared to the norms of their same age peers. Valerie was assessed at the age of 7 years old and was found that she did have an above average abilities of cognitive functions for the norm of her …show more content…
Valerie was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when she was 7 years old. Valerie is high functioning, smart, and funny, she struggles with her social skills, as well as, her ability to wait for her turn to speak while in class. The student is speaking about the topic and content that she is involved in, but doing it in a manner that is not socially appropriate. Valerie is in need of a social skills intervention to help her be more socially aware of the people and situations around her and to make sure that she is learning better about how to recognize social

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