Communication Disability


Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome is part of the autistic spectrum disorder, however, people with Asperger syndrome are of average or above average intelligence. People with Asperger syndrome may have difficulty with certain aspects of communication, in particular social interaction.

Developing social relationships can also be an area of difficulty. This may mean that they do not naturally engage in the normal everyday chat and conversation within the workplace. They may dominate conversations and not understand, for example, the normal turn taking rules of meetings.

People with Asperger syndrome may also have difficulty ‘translating’ body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. They may take words literally, doing exactly what you say rather than what you imply, and also have difficulty with metaphor and humour.


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