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Enrolling a Teenager with Aspergers Syndrome at a Therapeutic School

Article by Carolin Newmeyer

Aspergers syndrome is a disability that affects how a person relates to other people. People who have Aspergers may talk a lot about their hobbies but have problems in getting messages across other people or giving them a chance to talk. They may also have problems in understanding other people’s feelings or their body gestures. Overall, it can be said that people with Aspergers have impaired communication with other people.

Aspergers is also demonstrated when people like their habits to be stringently observed and organized. They like everything to be at the right schedule and can be seriously frustrated when it is done in the “wrong” manner. The results of Aspergers vary and can range from formalized behavior to aggressive and anti-social behavior.

Secondary school can be highly upsetting for students with Aspergers syndrome given the secondary school’s routine. Transferring classrooms and meeting new classmates and teachers can be extremely stressful for someone who likes everything to be “in place” or unchanging. A person who has Aspergers can also extend a lot of effort when speaking with others. While other students have better interpersonal relationship as they get older, people with Aspergers may find it tricky to maintain friendships.

A thesis by Petra Dewrang, a psychologist, investigates individuals with Aspergers from children between 14 and 18 years old. The thesis, which was based on interviews, self-evaluations and tests, found out that people afflicted with Aspergers were as comfortable as the comparison group. Although both Aspergers and comparison group established good relationships with their family, the former seems to have a difficult time building relationships outside the family sphere. With this, a therapeutic school can help people afflicted with Aspergers syndrome to gain more interpersonal skills, which permit them to relate with other people.

Hence, specialty schools such as an Aspergers school can help students get used to the school environment without much trauma. These schools have individualized programs that serve the needs of a person who struggles with a specific difficulty. For example, people with Aspergers can work with groups, such as clubs, that permit them to polish their hobbies. Although they are fascinated about a specific subject and have a difficult time keeping up with other subjects, personalized programs can help these adolescents concentrate on subjects where they are performing poorly.

Adolescents dealing with Aspergers can also experience burnout in terms of school work. Thus, facing homework can be even more daunting when they do not have colleagues to share it with. Therapeutic schools can work out with teachers to modify schoolwork for these students without actually lowering coursework quality. A school counselor can also help these students in developing positive attitudes in dealing with their interpersonal difficulties.

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Dealing with Aspergers in a Secondary School Environments

Article by Carolin Newmeyer

Aspergers syndrome is a disability that influences how a person socializes with other people. Those with Aspergers demonstrate problems with conversing and interacting with other people but can talk a lot about their interests. They may also have difficulties with in understanding other people’s emotions or their body gestures. Overall, it can be said that people with Aspergers have impaired communication with other people.

Aspergers is also exhibited when people like their routines to be strictly adhered to and organized. They like everything to be at the right pace and can be deeply worried when it is done in the “wrong” manner. The results of Aspergers vary and can range from ritualized behavior to aggressive and anti-social behavior.

High school can be highly disturbing for students with Aspergers syndrome given the secondary school’s schedule. Transferring classrooms and meeting new classmates and teachers can be extremely challenging for someone who likes everything to be “in place” or unchanging. A person who has Aspergers can also strain a lot of effort when discussing with other people. While other students have better interpersonal relationship as they get older, people with Aspergers may find it hard to build friendships.

A thesis by Petra Dewrang, a psychologist, investigates individuals with Aspergers from children between 14 and 18 years old. The thesis, which was based on interviews, self-evaluations and tests, found out that people afflicted with Aspergers were as satisfied as the comparison group. Although both Aspergers and comparison group have good relationships with their family, the former seems to have a difficult time establishing relationships outside the family. With this, a therapeutic school can support people struggling with Aspergers syndrome to obtain more interpersonal skills, which allow them to communicate with other people.

Hence, specialized schools like an Aspergers school can help students get used to the school environment without much trauma. These schools have individualized programs that serve the needs of a person who suffers from a specific difficulty. For example, people with Aspergers can join groups, such as clubs, that allow them to polish their interests. Although they are curious about a specific subject and have a tough time keeping up with other subjects, customized programs can help these adolescents focus on subjects where they are performing poorly.

Adolescents dealing with Aspergers can also experience burnout in relation to school work. Thus, facing homework can be even more challenging when they do not have classmates to share it with. Therapeutic schools can work out with teachers to adjust schoolwork for these students without actually reducing coursework quality. A school counselor can also guide these students in developing positive attitudes in dealing with their interpersonal problems.

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Question by Summer {J’s girl <3} ILY!: Whats the difference between autism and aspergers and does anyone in your family have either one?
My boyfriend has autism and I have aspergers. It’s hard to tell the difference and we are the only ones in our families who have it.

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Autism is deficits in social, language and play skills. Asperger’s just has deficits in social.

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ADHD Simplified

For many of us who have had ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), or who have had firsthand experience with the condition ADHD is for the most part easily recognizable. Ironically, what seems to be happening is the medical community is moving more towards over complicating this common mental health disorder than simplifying it.

For example the three basic types of attention deficit disorder are inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and the combined type. Putting these in perspective isn’t all that difficult since over 90 percent of children with ADHD falling into the category of combined, with the vast majority of those being noticeably inattentive. But in the last few years two more classification have been added with more sure to come.

Another factor that tends to over complicate ADHD is a little know statistic stating that 70 percent of all of those with ADHD have at least one co-existing mental health disorder of some type in addition to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The most common examples of this are learning disorders, tic disorders, and manic depressive episodes.

When co-existing conditions exist what once was a fairly straightforward condition starts to take on a level of complexity that will require a medical professional to unravel its intricacies, and decipher the every changing laundry list of symptoms into a diagnosis and ultimately a successful treatment plan.

You should also be aware that even when it comes to ADHD without overlapping or co-existing conditions there are not any tests that can definitively prove that your child has the condition. There will be forms to fill out and numerous questions to be asked, but ultimately it will be up to your doctor to subjectively make the final call.

This has driven many parents to cry foul when their young daughter or passive son fail to receive a positive diagnosis  due to the absence of impulsive and/or hyperactive behaviors.

It is a case of the squeaky wheel getting the oil in many cases, leading some to suggest that there are millions of diagnosed you girls and boys who are simply falling through the neatly defined cracks of current diagnostic criteria.

ADHD/ADD simplified

So once you look past the complicated diagnostic criteria and classifications what we are left with is inattention and distractibility. Does your child seem particularly forgetful? Do they tend to under achieve in class even though they put in the study time? Do they tend to have poor time management skills? Are they unusually disorganized? Do they often lose things such as their books and/or homework? Do they struggle with details never seeming to get homework specifics correct? Do they start projects only get distracted and not be able to restart?

If you are sitting there saying to yourself that this describes my son or daughter there is really good chance they have ADHD. Their brains just don’t connect as effectively in some areas as their peers and most experts in the field believe the primary culprits to be the brain chemicals norepinephrine and dopamine.

Looking for help

For those children struggling with ADHD finding an effective treatment option is an important first step to leveling the playing field. The most common form of treatment currently are prescription stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Vyvanse. While effective, all stimulant medications come with a number of serious short and long term label warnings.

The risk of side effects, or perhaps lack of success with stimulants, has prompted many parents to investigate other options. A couple examples of this are behavior modification therapy (not often recommended for young children) and/or natural remedies. Natural remedies for ADHD are a side effect free way to address such problematic child ADHD symptoms as inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, erratic behavior and hyperactivity and can be used both as a standalone treatment or as a compliment to other nonprescription alternatives. 

Rob Hawkins has spent the last 20 years as an enthusiastic advocate promoting the benefits of natural lifestyle supported by the use of complementary herbal and natural medicines, with much of the last ten dedicated to spreading the word online.

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