Written by Hadassah Lynn Foster Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:17
For high-functioning students with Asperger’s, life after high school can be especially challenging. Success in college, vocational training and on the job requires “soft skills,” also called interpersonal or people skills. Teens and young adults with Asperger’s have mastered high school academics but they continue to need support in areas such as verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution and negotiations, creative problem solving, team-building, strategic thinking and organization.
Written by Dr. Heather Wittenberg Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:04
These fantastic firsts aren’t what you’re expecting. Sure, walking, talking, potty training, and the other usual milestones are impressive. But developmental experts really get excited about these lesser-known gems that display even more complex leaps in development:
1. First “Conversation” (three to six months): Those lovely back-and-forth exchanges of “oohs,” “aahs,” and sweet glances prove that your baby – even at this tender, young age – is working hard to learn to communicate with you. Your little one is already a gifted conversationalist!