People can learn social skills and communication skills. Someone with Asperger’s can learn to read the body language of others and how to react. “Neuro-feedback is making a big difference for people with Asperger’s by improving social functioning and decreasing anxiety.
A recent Yale study found that individuals with autism spectrum disorder traits are as good or even slightly better social psychologists than those who do not have traits of autism.
Strategies for helping autistic children develop social skills
- practice play.
- social skills training.
- social stories.
- visual supports.
Differences in social interaction
People with Asperger syndrome often have difficulty ‘reading’ other people – recognising or understanding others’ feelings and intentions – and expressing their own emotions. This can make it very hard for them to navigate the social world.
Individuals on the autism spectrum often have difficulty recognising and understanding social cues and therefore do not instinctively learn to adjust their behaviour to suit different social contexts. People with autism may well have the potential to learn these skills however.
What are high functioning autism symptoms?
10 Symptoms of High-Functioning Autism
- Emotional Sensitivity.
- Fixation on Particular Subjects or Ideas.
- Linguistic Oddities.
- Social Difficulties.
- Problems Processing Physical Sensations.
- Devotion to Routines.
- Development of Repetitive or Restrictive Habits.
- Dislike of Change.
How do Aspergers learn?
Here are some ideas that can help:
- Use daily routines and visual aids such as written schedules, calendars, and checklists.
- Focus on your strengths, and explore your interests.
- Learn how to interact with people. …
- Learn as much as you can about Asperger’s syndrome. …
- Learn how to read and respond to social cues.