By Julie Coates, author of Generational Learning Styles and co-author of The Pedagogy of the 21st Century. Request the faculty tip sheet for the full descriptions of each of the following. Email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org and request "Recognizing Students with Asperger's Online"
1. Sophisticated use of language.
2. Literal interpretation of information or instructions.
3.Confusion about affect.
4. Confusion with simple instructions.
5. Not meeting deadlines.
6. Withdrawal from participation.
If you are given information about accommodations needed, you might be especially attentive and take the initiative in asking students who seem to be having problems like those mentioned above about how you might help. This will often give them the confidence they need and the support they need to ask for help and thus be more successful.