Friday, October 01, 2004

Show on Aspberger Symdrome

I know this is late notice, but try to catch this if you can. I am planning on taping it if someone wants to see it.

Friday, October 1, 2004. The Jane Pauley Show They will air an hour long segment on Asperger Syndrome. Please visit their web site at thejanepauleyshow.com for listing times and stations. The description reads: ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: A WORLD APART

What is it like for parents who can’t connect with their child? Today on The Jane Pauley Show, we go inside the minds of children with Asperger's syndrome - a neurobiological disorder affecting as many as 1 in 300 children - in hopes of helping parents recognize the symptoms, and find solutions that can help their children lead full, productive lives.

3 comments:

Vadergrrrl said...

Its kinda like severe autism. It must be hard to never connect.

Interesting post.

Great blog too.

Cheers!

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I watched it. Since I have attended several conferences on Aspberger's, read books on it, as well as worked with students with Aspberger's, this was an overview (& basic) foe me, but would be good for those who have not had as much experience on the subject.

Aspberger's is an Autism Spectrum Disorder, however, has different criteria that Autism.

I also find that the most common misconception about Aspberger's is that they have a lower IQ, when quite often it is the opposite - that they have a relatively high IQ. All of the kids with Aspberger's that I have worked with have either average or above average (most of them) IQ.

wontonfoey said...

I have heard of this, but didn't know it was that common! 1 in 300!