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  1. page Reference List edited Adreon, D. (2012). Strategies to help students with Asperger Syndrome in school. Retrieved from htt…
    Adreon, D. (2012). Strategies to help students with Asperger Syndrome in school. Retrieved from http://www.education.com/reference/article/strategies-help-asperger-school
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    emotional world. (2008). Retrieved from
    http://www.iancommunity.org/cs/about_asds/aspergers_syndrome_social_and_emotional_issues__
    Benjamen, M. (2010). Symptoms of Asperger’s Disorder. Psych Central.
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  2. page Psychosocial Development edited Sarah Shive ... “active but odd.” odd” (Asperger's Syndrome, 2008). Not content ... child…

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  3. page Cognitive Development edited Sarah Shive ... age 3 (Bejamen (Bejamen, 2010). Although ... and friends (Brasic (Brasi…

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Tuesday, May 8

  1. page Intelligence Theories edited Denise Drum Theories of intelligence can be used as a guide for many people but for those diagnose…
    Denise Drum
    Theories of intelligence can be used as a guide for many people but for those diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (AS), we must be more observant when placing them into predetermined groups. Parents and teachers must understand that each child diagnosed with AS has different abilities and will act and react differently. The Theories of Multiple Intelligences and Triarchic Theory of Intelligence are two examples of theories of intelligences and how those with AS fit into the spectrum.
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  2. page Moral Development edited Denise Drum Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a type of pervasive development disorder (PDD). PDDs are a…
    Denise Drum
    Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a type of pervasive development disorder (PDD). PDDs are a set of conditions that involve delays in the development of basic skills, particularly the ability to socialize with other and to communicate (WedMD). Moral development is highly debated when compared with those who are diagnosed with AS. Most people who are diagnosed with AS typically stay within the first two levels of Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development but do not enter into Piaget’s theory of Moral Development.
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    Trying to place people who have been diagnosed with AS into well-defined morality categories can prove to be challenging. They do not completely understand the “golden rule” and other morality issues that many other people do, but this does not make them bad people. When we take the time to understand that their motives may be good and realize that they do not naturally understand certain concepts, maybe we can come up with a more accurate representation of the stages of morality.
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  3. page Motivation Theory edited Ashlee Terwilliger Many students with Asperger's may have a lack of self-motivation. It is the rol…
    Ashlee Terwilliger
    Many students with Asperger's may have a lack of self-motivation. It is the role of the classroom teacher to find a method of motivation that works for the individual student. A child with Asperger’s will many times have a distinct interest in one topic or activity. This can be helpful when motivating that child. A child’s personality comes into play when in the classroom. The teacher can create a group that is the best suited for open interaction and socializing with the Asperger student. At times it can be hard for an Asperger’s student to interact with others, and many times prefers to work alone. It may be helpful to group the AS student with just one student that he or she feels comfortable with and will be able to communicate effectively during group work (Safran, 2002).
    According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and thoery of motivation, a person has basic needs to fulfill. The lower levels of needs include survival, safety, belonging and self-esteem. The higher levels of needs include self-actualiztion, aesthetic appreciation, and intellectual achievement. (Eggen & Kauchak, 2007) When considering Maslow's theory, a student with Aspergers may never reach the higher needs because the lower level needs have not been met. They often feel like they don't belong, they feel unsafe and they can also stuggle with self-esteem. These factors can have a great effect on a student's motivation in the classrom.
    A student with Asperger Syndrome may also have needs in the classroom that the teacher will need to accommodate for. It may be physical needs, such as softened lights or loud noise reduction or environmental needs, such as workspace that is comfortable and not overwhelming for the student. (Safran, 2002) The AS student may also have academic needs in the classroom as well, such as wait time, physical information rather than verbal or hands on manipulatives.
    Some classroom teachers may need to have interventions set in place in the case that a student with Asperger’s has behavior modifications in place. There needs to be a set discipline plan for all students as well as the AS student in the classroom. They might also have an individualized behavior plan designed to meet their specific needs and goals. These are set in place to help the AS student succeed in the regular education classroom.
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Monday, May 7

  1. page Cognitive Development edited Sarah Shive ... with Asperger Syndrom Syndrome show no Although some people with Asperger …

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    Although some people with Asperger syndrome may have certain communication problems, including poor nonverbal communication and pedantic speech. Persons with Asperger syndrome have exhibited outstanding skills in mathematics, music, and computer sciences. Many are highly creative, and many prominent individuals demonstrate traits suggesting Asperger syndrome. For example, biographers have described Albert Einstein as a person with highly developed mathematical skills who was unaware of social norms and insensitive to the emotional needs of family and friends (Brasic 2007).
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  2. page Cognitive Development edited Sarah Shive ... developmental accounts ofautistic childrenwho of autistic children who show…

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    Although some people with Asperger syndrome may have certain communication problems, including poor nonverbal communication and pedantic speech. Persons with Asperger syndrome have exhibited outstanding skills in mathematics, music, and computer sciences. Many are highly creative, and many prominent individuals demonstrate traits suggesting Asperger syndrome. For example, biographers have described Albert Einstein as a person with highly developed mathematical skills who was unaware of social norms and insensitive to the emotional needs of family and friends (Brasic 2007).
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  3. page Reflections edited ... Early detection of autism seems to be the key to help students by putting resources in place a…
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    Early detection of autism seems to be the key to help students by putting resources in place as early as possible. Luckily there are now early detector checklists that can show possible concerns in children as young as 6 months. Also, funding for research has also increased in the past years with programs such as Autism Speaks. All of these resources have helped spread the word about Autism and Asperger Syndrome and the importance of continued research.
    Ashlee Terwilliger
    When beginning our diversity project, I was looking forward to gaining some new knowledge about Asperger’s Syndrome. In my teaching experience I have taught two students with AS and I had some background knowledge on the topic. Through our research and creating our wiki, I gained new knowledge that I will take with me throughout my teaching career. When teaching my students with AS, I noticed a lot of the behaviors that were mentioned in the research in both of them. They had trouble socializing with others, avoided eye contact, made clumsy movements, and were both very interested in a select few topics. On the contrary, they had many characteristics that were so different. One was an amazing reader, but struggled with comprehension, whereas the other student excelled in mathematics. During the research for this project, I learned just how different all children with Asperger’s can be.
    I’ve also gained a lot of new strategies that I can implement in my classroom for any future students with Asperger’s as well as other exceptionalities. There are so many strategies that can be used to help a student with Asperger’s feel more comfortable and included in the classroom community. One of the most important parts for a student with AS is to feel safe and included within the classroom. As a teacher, I feel it's my responsibility to provide the best environment for all of my students, and I feel like I am now able to do that more effectively if I have a student with Asperger's in the future.
    With so many interventions and accommodations available for students with Asperger’s they are able to be more and more successful in the classroom. Early detection of Autism and Asperger’s can help children get the services they need at an earlier age. There are also a variety of support groups and information databases for parents to get the help they need for raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome. In the past 30 years, the awareness has increased about Asperger’s and as a result, children are able to live normal lives.

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  4. page Reference List edited ... Eggen, P. & Kauchak, D. (2007). Educational Psychology: Windows on classrooms (7th ed.) (p…
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    Eggen, P. & Kauchak, D. (2007). Educational Psychology: Windows on classrooms (7th ed.) (pp. 96-99).
    Columbus, Ohio:Pearson.
    Morris, S.Hutten, M. (2010). Asperger Syndrome and inductive reasoning.The history behind “Aspergers”. Retrieved from www.counselnheal.comhttp://www.myaspergerschild.com
    Hutten, M. (2010). The IEP Process. Retrieved from
    http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2011/08/individualized-education-program-iep.html
    Hutten, M.Klin, A. & Volkmar, F.R. (2010). The history behind “Aspergers”.History of Asperger’s Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved from http://www.myaspergerschild.comhttp://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/history-of-aspergers-disorder/
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2012). Asperger’s syndrome fact sheet. Retrieved
    from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htm
    Morris, S. (2010). Asperger Syndrome and inductive reasoning. Retrieved from www.counselnheal.com
    Safran, J. (2002). Supporting students with Asperger’s Syndrome in general education.
    Retrieved from http://www.sacramentoasis.com/docs/7-13-07/supporting_students_with_as.pdf
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