Disability Resource Centre (DRC)

Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is a mild form of autism. People with this condition have poor social skills, including conversation, eye contact and body language. Skill factsheet suggests the following provision:

  • Pastoral support
  • A dedicated support worker
  • Awareness training for staff
  • Specialist tuition support, e.g. language skills, structuring work
  • Materials in literal language
  • Extra time immediately after group sessions to check that they have been understood
  • Alternatives to group working as a way of completing team work
  • To have the same information conveyed in more than one way, e.g. verbally and in writing
  • Time to get accustomed to the campus or site

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