Asperger Syndrome and the English curriculum: addressing the challenges

Joy Alexander

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    A major criterion for the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome is an impairment of the imagination. This article focuses on the specific difficulties that students with Asperger syndrome have with the imaginative content of the English curriculum. It examines the problems with reading and writing imaginatively of a group of students with AS in a secondary school mainstream setting. Various strategies and interventions are considered and discussed which could aid their understanding and learning in relation to the imaginative element of the English curriculum. While acknowledging that this is an area of real difficulty for these students, recommendations include: treating students with AS as individuals; using a small group setting; providing support through structured frameworks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-17
    Number of pages8
    JournalSupport for Learning
    Volume24 (1)
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education


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