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    My learning problems are Asperger Syndrome that its quite similar to autism but less mild. The Asperger Syndrome I did not know that I realise when I was a teenager ;only I find out when I had a psicological y psciquiatrical diagnosis when I was 26 so that was new for me. After knowing about my Asperger Syndrome, I started to read a lot about that and Know more about this syndrome and I realise that its not as bad as it looks , for example in the world

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    elementary school, I was a socially reticent kid who enjoyed building Lego airplanes, solving the Rubik’s cube, and had an obsession with astronomy. Unbeknownst to me, others felt that I lacked social skills, which led to a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. Asperger put me in the august company of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, and Isaac Asimov. In middle school, I felt socially isolated and sometimes acted cool to fit in, which made me feel even more uncomfortable. Sid, on the other hand, was a social

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    Does Christopher Boone have Asperger’s Syndrome? Although the author, Mark Haddon, makes a point to never explain Christopher’s condition, it is very clear that he has some form of developmental disorder. Based on the details given in the novel, I have determined that Christopher has Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s is considered a Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder that delays the development of many basic skills, especially those related to communication and socialization

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    Asperger 's or Asperger Syndrome was first described by Hans Asperger, a Viennese pediatrician, in the 1940 's. He had observed and diagnosed four boys with Asperger 's that exhibited autistic behaviors such as difficulty with social and communication skills. Each one of them failed to demonstrate empathy with their peers. Their manner of speech either lacked coherence or was overly formal, and their conversations were dominated by narrow topics. The children also shared a tendency to be clumsy.

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    represented have Asperger Syndrome and Savant Syndrome, by the way, it is worth noting that not every person with this syndrome is autistic. Therefore, watching

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    speaking a foreign language of which you only know a few words. This is what Caitlin Smith feels every day, but that foreign language is other people’s emotions. I read the book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. The main character Caitlin has Asperger 's syndrome, a disorder which can make it hard for people to understand social situations. Her older brother Devon helped her cope with her disorder, teaching her how to act in social situations and how to differentiate other people’s expressions. But

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    “Having a special needs child is not a horrible life, it is just a different life and it was one that you had not prepared for and you hadn’t been preparing for your entire life” (Persaud, 2008). This is a quote from the film, It’s a Different World, that takes a closer look at the Turner family, and how life is like when 3 kids in one family were all diagnosed with Autism Disorder. In the film, the mother, Mary talks about each child and how life is like, the strengths and challenges with kids

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    “Overall, I would just call him socially awkward, I don’t know, shy and quiet. Didn’t really look you in the eye,” said one of the Lanza’s family neighbors (Vogel). In the United States through 2013 and 2015, on average, there were two school shootings a month. Sandy Hook Elementary school was one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history, (Ray). On December 14, 2012 forty police cruisers darted toward Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut after a tragic mass shooting

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    Autism Introduction Autism is a disorder that is encompassed in the autism spectrum (ASDs) (Landa, 2007). Autism spectrum disorders describe the brain development disorders and encompass Asperger syndrome, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) disorders. Features of the ASDs includes sensory and cognition problems, difficulty in communicating with other people, and repetitive behaviors. This paper will discuss autism with respect to what it is, the causes

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    My client is called James Beresford. I have changed his names for confidentiality reasons. The life stage he is in is adolescence. He is 17 years old and lives in Southampton with his mum three brothers and one sister. He suffers from three health issues, which have day to day effects on him. The three-health issue are autism, which is extremely bad, also depression and he has noise sensitivity. Issue 1: My client has a mental condition, which is autism. Autism is known as a “developmental disability”

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    Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that makes social interactions difficult and uncomfortable. Through the outlook of Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old boy with Aspergers, Mark Haddon opens eyes to the difficulty of someone with Aspergers to effectively socialize and communicate. Throughout the novel, the reader grows to understand the severity of Christopher 's autism, since he has trouble understanding other people, dealing with new environments, and making decisions readily.

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    Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, is “a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder of social interaction, communication, and a restricted range of behaviors or interests.” There is no exact cause because while doctors know there are changes in the brain that can cause it, they do not know what these changes are. It plays a huge role in the social skills of the people this disorder affects. Asperger’s is commonly confused and mistaken for autism but it’s slightly different in terms of certain

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    some 70 years ago, but its prevalence and frequency as a diagnosed condition has increased more recently. Because many syndromes and other related conditions comprise the commonly known “spectrum,” addressing autism can be a challenge. “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. They include Rett Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental-disorder- not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and

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    Autism Affects Family

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    In this day, the nation is fighting many diseases, disabilities, and disorders. Among these are Asperger 's Syndrome, cancer, and Autism. Autism, caused by gene mutations, gives the individual low communication skills and makes it very hard for the child to acclimate to new situations and people despite the fact that most individuals are very smart. Autism can negatively affect family and social relationships and interactions due to the fact that individuals have very low communication skills making

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    night-time, has Asperger’s Syndrome, Dustin Hoffman’s character, Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 movie Rain Man, has Savant Syndrome. Both Christopher and Raymond are not narrowly portrayed as being only defined by their disorder, but instead are shown in a way that proves they are more than just an autistic individual. Although Christopher and Raymond have different disorders pertaining to the general category of Autism, there is a multitude of correlations between the two syndromes and how it affects the

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    self + -ism. According to one influential theory tested by Baron Cohen, autism is the result of impaired metalizing, as manifest in a lack of social insight and impaired communication. Autism was first identified and labeled by Kanner (1943) and Asperger (1944). Nowadays, there are

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    2. Theoretical formulations 2.1. Operational definitions of terms Autism Spectrum Disorder - any of a group of developmental disorders marked by impairments in the ability to communicate and interact socially and by the presence of repetitive behaviors or restricted interests. Awareness - The state or quality of being conscious of something. Knowledge - Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education. Student - A learner or someone who attends an educational institution. 2

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    Associative Prosopagnosia

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    Prosopagnosia is a rare neurobehavioral disorder in which the ability to recognise previously familiar faces is impaired. The sufferer is unable to identify familiar individuals by their facial features, and in some cases cannot recognize a face at all. In the latter, the patient cannot combine facial features together as a whole unit to form and recognise it as a face. However, such patients are fully aware that some sort of visual stimulus is present and can easily describe particular elements

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    In a layman’s term, advocacy is the move to make the voice of the marginalised and vulnerable people heard. Everybody have rights and needs that must be met but some group of people, due to their inability or difficulty to voice out their minds, are unable to meet these needs or demand for their rights and entitlements; when it comes to making decisions that pertain to their lives, their voice and feelings are (sometimes) being ignored and they are treated as if they do not exist. Advocacy is the

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    Charvez’Hobson General Psychology Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder are Associated with Lower Socio‐Economic Status: Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Cohort Background The background evidence that I found about Tourette syndrome is that it is a chronic neuropsychiatric disorder. This disorder begins during childhood and can be characterized by a vocal or motor tics that persist for more than a year. These tics over time can vary in the frequencies over

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