Dr. Joan Safran “Asperger’s Syndrome: Teachers’ Voices”

Dr. Joan Safran “Asperger’s Syndrome: Teachers’ Voices”
College of Education Winter Quarter Research Forum
(http://www.coe.ohiou.edu/)
Friday, Feb 16, Noon-1pm
McCracken Hall 234 (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/mccracken.html)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Asperger Syndrome (AS) is one of the fastest growing segments in the autistic spectrum of disabilities. Individuals with AS pose unique frustrations for family, friends and teachers. Their typical appearance and often above-average intelligence can mask a severe lack of social skills.

Though an increasing number of researchers are investigating characteristics of and interventions for students with AS, Dr. Joan Safran’s research (http://news.research.ohiou.edu/perspectives/index.php?page=124&item=252) takes a unique tack by focusing on those most directly affected by AS — classroom teachers. The themes that emerged from Dr. Safran’s investigation offer a detailed understanding of the stresses and challenges teachers face as well as the techniques these educators have successfully applied to improve the academic and socialization skills of students with Asperger Syndrome.

Registration not required. Pizza and sodas are provided! All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.
Contact: robisona -at- ohio.edu

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One Response

  1. by focusing on those most directly affected by AS — classroom teachers.

    Erhm. Perhaps those most directly affected by AS are those affected with AS.

    Classroom teachers can help, most directly by teaching classmates to respect AS differences and “not be so mean”.

    Take it from the horse’s mouth: bullying and teasing is incredibly painful and confusing to Aspies.

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