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Latest Hans Asperger Stories

2008-06-06 06:00:32

By Gibbons, Melinda M Goins, Shelley Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder characterized by social skill deficits and display of repetitive behaviors. This article explores the diagnostic components of AS and describes the major school-related issues for children who have the disorder. Specific interventions that school counselors can implement to help increase these students' academic and social success are discussed. In some ways, Tom is a typical 9-year-old student. He started talking at...

2008-02-24 03:00:34

By Graetz, Janet E Spampinato, Kim James begins his college day like most other students. He gathers his books, notebooks and pens, and starts the walk across campus. For most college students, the walk is an opportunity to talk and laugh with friends. James, however, walks alone, unable to make eye contact with his peers. He appears uneasy and anxious as he approaches the classroom door, only to find it locked when the instructor was supposed to open the door before 8:00 a.m. His heart...

2004-11-29 00:00:10

Though Asperger's Syndrome was discovered by German doctor Hans Asperger in 1944, it wasn't until 50 years later that it was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders and only in the past few years has it been recognized by professionals and parents. Currently, there is some debate as to whether Asperger is related to autism or is a nonverbal learning disability. Many parents find this debate frustrating and confusing. Consequently, if your child, or the child of someone...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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