By Nick Dubin

Bullying is a significant challenge for individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS), either in class and within the place of work, and showing "different" habit, corresponding to no longer knowing social principles or hand-flapping, exacerbates the danger of being victimized. Writing in an obtainable, casual sort, the writer describes the bullying habit he and different members have skilled, and the impact this has had on their lives. He outlines the explanations for bullying habit and the chance of power recurrence if it continues to be unchecked, in addition to the severe significance of "involving the bystander". Nick Dubin is going directly to offer a number of potent ideas to deal with bullies and bullying that may be utilized by means of mom and dad, pros, faculties, and members being bullied. He stresses the significance of peer intervention, empathetic academics, and verbal self-defense, and indicates how loss of help, condemning of "tale telling," or perhaps blaming the sufferer reinforces bullying. This e-book deals people with AS who're being bullied the chance to work out that they're no longer on my own, and it really is a useful resource of recommendation for fogeys, lecturers, pros and group of workers managers.

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Later that day, Barry and several of his friends caught up with Peter in the playground. “You’re dead, you hear me? You shouldn’t have even thought of coming to school today, you snitch, I’m going to beat the crap out of you! ” 42 Asperger Syndrome and Bullying Odd use of language Many individuals with Asperger’s are known for sounding like “little professors” in that their use of speech is highly precocious for their age (Attwood 1998). They may even be hyperlexic in that their vocabulary may be huge, but using those words in their appropriate context may prove difficult.

Another aspect of this impairment is the tendency to see things in black-and-white terms. Easy Targets: Children on the Autism Spectrum 29 Along those same lines, people with Asperger’s are also very trusting by nature because they rarely tell lies themselves. In being gullible by nature and taking others at their word, a person does not look at the gray of the situation. I believe that people on the spectrum and with Asperger’s view things in a cause-and-effect way, a formulistic way, if you will.

In fact, any unusual behavior will make a person more likely to become a target for bullying at school. Monotropism Well-known autism advocate Wendy Lawson (2005) talks frequently about the concept of individuals with autism spectrum disorders being monotropic by nature. Monotropism refers to a difference in executive functioning between neurotypicals (non-autistic people) and individuals with Asperger Syndrome. To understand monotropism, it helps to be familiar with its counterpart, polytropism.

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