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Learn How to Significantly Reduce Asperger's Symptoms: Understanding Their Perspective

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Parents of high-functioning autistics will be able to guide their children to better resolve conflicts, socialize, and improve executive functioning.

High-functioning autism-also known as Asperger's-has been characterized by a lack of personal success and poor social skills. This is in reality the manifestation of absolute thinking. Absolute conclusions, judgments, and rules that have been heard, taught, and experienced from early childhood become unequivocal truths with compounding consequences over time unless directly engaged. The poor social skills and/or objectives, narrow interests, repetitive behaviors, speech and/or selective communication, as well as unique rules and habits associated with HFA are symptoms of absolute ideas developed from everyday life situations. This presentation addresses four distinct methods of intervention. When used in unison, these interventions have had a significant positive effect on the quality of life with Asperger's. These methods involve two cognitive strategies for Asperger's individuals and two communication strategies for neurotypicals. The Asperger population needs to learn how to avoid forming unnecessary absolutes and how to self-identify and dismantle established absolutes. Neurotypicals will learn how they need to talk to an Asperger individual so no new absolutes are created. They will also learn how to discover absolutes the Asperger individual has made and adjust their speech to help unravel unnecessary absolutes and ensuring no new extraneous ones are formed.

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Learn How to Significantly Reduce Asperger's Symptoms: Understanding Their Perspective

Parents of high-functioning autistics will be able to guide their children to better resolve conflicts, socialize, and improve executive functioning.

High-functioning autism-also known as Asperger's-has been characterized by a lack of personal success and poor social skills. This is in reality the manifestation of absolute thinking. Absolute conclusions, judgments, and rules that have been heard, taught, and experienced from early childhood become unequivocal truths with compounding consequences over time unless directly engaged. The poor social skills and/or objectives, narrow interests, repetitive behaviors, speech and/or selective communication, as well as unique rules and habits associated with HFA are symptoms of absolute ideas developed from everyday life situations. This presentation addresses four distinct methods of intervention. When used in unison, these interventions have had a significant positive effect on the quality of life with Asperger's. These methods involve two cognitive strategies for Asperger's individuals and two communication strategies for neurotypicals. The Asperger population needs to learn how to avoid forming unnecessary absolutes and how to self-identify and dismantle established absolutes. Neurotypicals will learn how they need to talk to an Asperger individual so no new absolutes are created. They will also learn how to discover absolutes the Asperger individual has made and adjust their speech to help unravel unnecessary absolutes and ensuring no new extraneous ones are formed.