UNDERSTANDING SPECIAL NEEDS: 5N1709
Analysis of a Special Need
Student: Viviane Stewart
Table of Contents
DESCRIPTION OF ASPERGERS SYNDROME OR AS: 5
WHAT IS APERGERS/AS? 5
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ASPERGERS/AS? 5
WHAT ARE PEOPLE WITH ASPERGERS/AS LIKE? 6
WHAT TYPES OF PEOPLE HAVE ASPERGERS/AS? 6
IS THERE CURE FOR PEOPLE WITH ASPERGERS/AS? 7
CAN PEOPLE WITH ASPERGERS/AS LIVE NORMAL LIVES? 7
WHAT SKILLS AND QUALITIES DOES SOMEONE WITH ASPERGERS/AS HAVE? 7
IMPACT ON THE FAMILY: 8
IMPACT ON THE CHILD: 8
MULTIDISCIPINARY TEAM AND THEIR ROLE: 10
In this assignment I aim to:
Describe the concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome;
To outline its signs, symptoms, diagnosis , prognosis and therapy programmes;
To discuss the role of the multidisciplinary team and supporting staff in assistance of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome;
To demonstrate knowledge of the impact of Asperger’s Syndrome on the child and its family.
Autism is a lifelong neuro- developmental disability that affects the development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication.
Asperger’s Syndrome is a complex brain disorder and is seen as part of the Autistic Spectrum. So children with Asperger’s shares the same characteristics as autism.
Often Autism is referred as the `hidden ‘disability as children with Autistic Spectrum show no significant physical difference to their peers, it is actually their behaviour that differs them and they sometimes are labelled as odd or eccentric.
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome are considered low incidence special needs, means that it occurs infrequently in general population. (Penny Tassoni, 2007)Before the recognition of ASD/ Asperger’s as a...