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Keywords

Asperger's syndrome;

Abstract

This paper contains a review of literature on Asperger's Syndrome (AS). This disorder is characterized by deficits in social interaction skills and communication skills (such as the absence of eye contact or facial expressions). Individuals with AS also insist on routines in behaviors, and pursue a relatively narrow range of interests and activities. Etiology is thought to be multifactoral. Studies have indicated that AS may be influenced by genetic factors as well as pre-, peri-, and postnatal trauma. The disorder is also more common among boys than girls.

In this paper, the general clinical features of AS are reviewed, with specific attention to social skill deficits. Social skill interventions are also considered. Finally, recommendations for research are described.

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Melissa L. Heston

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 51 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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