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A Large-Scale Study of the Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome

By: Brenda Smith Myles, Hyo Jung Lee, Sheila M. Smith, Kai-Chien Tien, Yu-Chi Chou, Terri Cooper Swanson, and Jill Hudson

Abstract: This article presents the results of a large-scale study of the characteristics of 156 individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) ages 12 to 18. Specifically, cognitive (intellectual, empathizing, systemizing), adaptive behavior, behavior, temperament, and sensory profiles of study participants are overviewed. These characteristics are discussed as they relate to diagnostic criteria and instructional planning for adolescents with AS.
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