Recently, I wrote an article about how people with Asperger’s syndrome communicate. In this follow-up to that article, I want to look at two additional features of communication, literalness and the use of metaphorical language, both of which are common to Asperger’s. In fact, they are so common … [Read more...]
Articles About Living with Asperger's Syndrome
Topics such as relating to someone with Asperger’s, sexuality, Asperger’s and parenting, and Asperger’s in the workplace are covered in these articles.
This is the second in a two-part series about the ways people with Asperger’s syndrome think, modeled after Dr. Temple Grandin’s 1995 article entitled, “How People with Autism Think.” In the first article, I explained Concreteness and Sensory Thinking, both of which occur almost always in people … [Read more...]
(Note: This blog was scheduled to be posted earlier but was not. Apparently, the scheduling program did not perform as expected. My apology.) This blog is the first in a two-part series about the different ways that people with Asperger’s syndrome think. It is modeled after an article written in … [Read more...]
Recently, I wrote a series of articles about the typical ways that people with Asperger’s think. It seems worthwhile to extend this examination to the area of communication, since conversing verbally and nonverbally with others poses a great deal of difficulty for those with Asperger’s. Although … [Read more...]
PayPal founder and Facebook investor, Peter Thiel, writes in his book “Zero to One,” The hazards of imitative competition may partially explain why individuals with an Asperger’s-like social ineptitude seem to be at an advantage in Silicon Valley today. If you’re less sensitive to social cues, then … [Read more...]