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Addressing the Strengths of Pupils with Asperger’s Syndrome

By Carol Edwards © 2014 Key points The key learning points in this article concentrate on using the youngster’s strengths, which make up for the limitations and drawbacks caused by social communication difficulties, social interaction complexities and a lack of social imagination. These traits, known as the triad of impairments, can be turned around when […]

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Asperger’s and OCD – Obsessional Behaviours, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Today we are very happy to have a guest blog post on Asperger’s and OCD from Carol Edwards. Carol is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who specializes in the area of OCD. We hope you enjoy this posts which illustrates that while the two conditions have overlaps, they are not always the same. Asperger’s and OCD – Obsessional Behaviours, Diagnosis […]

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A look at Aspergers Syndrome and Anxiety

Anxiety poses one of the core challenges for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other types of autism. There is a great deal of anxiety already inherent in the condition itself, which is then further intensified by social pressure and hypersensitivity to outside stimuli, another common symptom of autism. According to conservative estimates, 65% of adults […]

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Emotional Mastery for Adults with Aspergers

Following on from a survey that we carried out recently, we discovered that the main thing  people with Aspergers struggled with was their emotions. In particular, anxiety, depression  and stress seemed to be the most prevalent aspects that were affecting quality of life. Dealing with one’s emotions is unfortunately not something that is taught in school. Because of this we decided […]

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