Language and Metamorphosis Supervising Computer Science Students diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome
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Original versionRibu, K. (2012). Language and Metamorphosis Supervising Computer Science Students diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. In: E. Hjelmås (red.) Norsk Informatikkonferanse, (s. 83-93) Trondheim: Tapir http://www.tapironline.no/fil/vis/1045
Many, although not all people with autistic disorders like Asperger Syndrome, (AS), experience social hindrances and learning difficulties, although they have average or above average intelligence. They interpret the spoken and written word literally. Instructors must avoid misunderstandings caused by the use of metaphors, synonyms and homonyms. Teachers must use a clear, consistent and unambiguous language in their instruction. This paper describes an approach to supervising students with Asperger Syndrome. The outlined method is based on the author’s experience with two University College students of computer technology, and one adult male, also with AS. All three remain anonymous, and have given their consent to the information presented in the paper.