Top Five things You Should Know About Attention Diagnoses in Children
One of the more interesting and innovative developments in the education system in recent years has been the introduction of schools for ADHD, schools for dyslexia, and more than one school for aspergers in the United States. Schools like these give children the opportunity to excel while being taught by teachers who specialize in exactly the kinds of attention that they need.
1. Aspberger syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who coined the term after a series of studies in 1944. Hans Asperger studied and and kept careful track of children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy.
2. The modern and more mainstream conception of Asperger syndrome came into existence in 1981, almost 40 years after Hans Asperger first began his studies in 1944. The acceptance of the syndrome went through a period of popularization and was standardized as an official diagnosis in the early 1990s. This was around the time that Aspergers school first began to be founded.
3. Although many are able to attend regular education classes, depending upon the severity of the diagnosis, some children with Aspberger syndrome may utilize special education services because of their social and behavioral difficulties.
4. People identifying with Asperger syndrome sometimes refer to themselves in casual conversation as aspies. This term was first used in print by Liane Holliday Willey in 1999 has caught on quite a lot since.
5. Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is diagnosed much more often in boys than in girls. This may have some affect on the gender diversity of schools for ADHD. Read more.