Event Title

Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Aspergers Syndrome

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's Major

Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Bonnie Lund

Mentor's Department

Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

Aspergers syndrome (AS) can have a huge impact on an individual’s speech and language development and skills. Understanding the difficulties that these individuals face can help us understand what we need to do to help them grow successfully in all areas of development. In my qualitative research, I interviewed the mother of an individual with AS, then compared what she told me to what literature says about AS. The interview sample was transcribed and coded using qualitative research methods. I found patterns in the data and made the following assertion: Active parental involvement, living in group homes, and partaking in therapy while growing up helped this individual with AS grow and continue to grow successfully in all areas of development, but especially with communication and social development. After completing my research, it was clear to me that individuals with AS can lead very successful lives and can make gains on proper social behaviors and communication with appropriate therapy and positive support systems.

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Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Aspergers Syndrome

CSU Ballroom

Aspergers syndrome (AS) can have a huge impact on an individual’s speech and language development and skills. Understanding the difficulties that these individuals face can help us understand what we need to do to help them grow successfully in all areas of development. In my qualitative research, I interviewed the mother of an individual with AS, then compared what she told me to what literature says about AS. The interview sample was transcribed and coded using qualitative research methods. I found patterns in the data and made the following assertion: Active parental involvement, living in group homes, and partaking in therapy while growing up helped this individual with AS grow and continue to grow successfully in all areas of development, but especially with communication and social development. After completing my research, it was clear to me that individuals with AS can lead very successful lives and can make gains on proper social behaviors and communication with appropriate therapy and positive support systems.

Recommended Citation

Mathiowetz, Kayla. "Selected Language Skills of Individuals with Aspergers Syndrome." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/29