- Good Practices
The Challenges of Working with Asperger Syndrome
Student with Asperger Syndrome, who has communication problems, aggressive acts and conflict with some teachers, but manages to turn literature from a favourite hobby into a successful learning subject.
- AMUSE_PROJECT_GOOD_PRACTICE_FORM_-_proekt.pptx (229 Downloads)
- Included in school/society, Independent/life skills, Social communication
- Students age range:
- Curriculum area:
- Year period:
- All year long
- Step by step description, including actions to be developed for preparation and implementation:
- 1. Introduction with the student’s character and building trust- about 2-3 months. 2. Acquaintance with the strong and weak sides of the social, communication, life and literary skills. 3. Individual psychological therapy- the purpose is increasing self- esteem, reducing aggressive behaviour, achieving socially acceptable behaviour. 4. Establishing an unusually high interest in literature. 5. Clarify the reasons for the poor ratings on literature at school- it`s difficult to communicate with persons, who doesn`t like (especially teachers). 6. Working for developing skills for tolerance- group therapy with the most unpleasant to him classmates. 7. Meetings and friendly conversations with psychologist and literature teacher. 8. Conversations with psychologist about favourite literary works- discussion of the literary images and characters. 9. Use of interest in literature to increase motivation for high scores. 10. Improving communication and life skills and suppression of aggressive acts.
- Resources to be used, including human resources, materials and spaces:
- Appropriate material base, individual consultations, daily therapy with a psychologist, organizing group therapy specially for the student, literary works other than the curriculum.
- Difficulties found while implementing it:
- The main difficulty was his total refuse to communicate with people, who doesn`t approve- especially literature teacher and most of classmates. Lack of co-operation by a class supervisor and classmates. Lack of co-operation by a parents, who was frustrated and irritated by his behaviour. Overcoming aggression. Motivation for good assessment of the subject. Building rules for right and wrong behaviour. Building skills for respect for authority.
- The official webpage for the good practice: