Open Access Graduate Research Paper
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Melissa L. Heston
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©1998 Tracy L. Gappa
Gappa, Tracy L., "Asperger's syndrome : a review of literature" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 736.