Lynne Soraya

Asperger's Diary

Asperger's Syndrome

Understanding Asperger's in a College Context

Do You Teach? You Need to Watch This.

Posted Apr 16, 2010

Do you teach?  If you do, it's likely that sooner or later you will encounter someone in your class that has Asperger's, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Would you know how to recognize Asperger's in a student? Or know how to accommodate the unique needs of a student with Aspergers?

The Organization for Autism Research, in cooperation with GRASP and Pace University, has produced and posted a great video for professors addressing these concerns. For regular readers of Psychology Today, the video will be of specific interest, as it co-hosted by Kiriana Cowansage, who was profiled by PT's own Carlin Flora, in her wonderful article "An Aspie in the City."  The video covers:

  • How do you recognize a student with Asperger's?
  • What are common challenges for a person with Asperger's in the classroom?
  • What are some ways to accommodate these challenges?
  • How does the ADA apply to students with Asperger's?
  • What resources are available to assist students with Asperger's?

I really enjoyed this video, and have been meaning to post it for some time, as I believe it contains some very useful material.   (Thanks to my Twitter friend @wootz_steel for reminding me of it.)  I've embedded the video below, or you can watch it on YouTube OAR's Channel.  I'd love to hear what you think!

Part 1

Part 2

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