Asperger syndrome and bullying: strategies and solutions by Nick Dubin

By Nick Dubin

Bullying is a significant challenge for individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS), either in class and within the office, and showing "different" habit, reminiscent of now not figuring out social principles or hand-flapping, exacerbates the chance of being victimized. Writing in an available, casual variety, the writer describes the bullying habit he and different members have skilled, and the impression this has had on their lives. He outlines the explanations for bullying habit and the risk of continual recurrence if it is still unchecked, in addition to the severe value of "involving the bystander". Nick Dubin is going directly to supply a number potent options to handle 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 exhibits how loss of aid, 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 now not by myself, and it really is a useful resource of recommendation for fogeys, academics, pros and group of workers managers.

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This lack of awareness exacerbates the powerlessness of the victim. It would be like having physical symptoms but not knowing what is causing the ailment. For example, if I am having symptoms of mononucleosis (glandular fever) but I don’t have a diagnosis, I won’t know how to treat my symptoms. ” If I am not advised to get rest and avoid strenuous activity, the effects of my illness will only get worse. In the same way, if children with Asperger’s do not know they are being bullied, they won’t know how to combat it effectively and the effects will only worsen.

It is entirely possible for two people with Asperger’s to have totally different personality profiles, even though they share the same basic diagnosis. For example, people with Asperger’s can either be introverts or extroverts, math wizards or have a 30 Asperger Syndrome and Bullying learning disability in math. They can be athletes or computer geeks, skilled professionals or blue-collar workers. Because Asperger’s spans such a wide continuum, there are myriad personal differences that can be observed among the Asperger population.

Idiot…ugggh, why can’t I do this? ” His brother, Harry, hears this and teases him about it. “Eli, why are you being such a nerd? ” At Eli’s elementary school, they are having a fire drill today. However, for this fire drill, the principal did not come on the loud speaker to warn students in advance that the alarm would be going off. When the alarm does come on, it is a total shock to Eli’s nervous system. He immediately puts his hands over his ears and begins exhibiting nervous head tics, and makes weird sounds while his head bobs from side to side.

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