Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Reaching their potential : teaching kids with Asperger Syndrome


Children need to have the opportunity to participate in physical activity from an early age, whether they have a neuro-developmental disorder like Asperger's Syndrome (AS) or not. AS is a pervasive neuro-developmental disorder characterised by a qualitative impairment in social interaction and communication, sensory difficulties, behavioural dysfunctions and restricted stereotyped patterns of behaviour. The paper covers research into the abnormal brain function of the condition, and provides guidelines for teachers as to how to treat children in the classroom, particularly with motor-centred activities, in order that these children are given the best chance of attaining their full potential. [Author abstract, ed]

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