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The curious incident of the dog in the night-time


becca weidner

on 4 September 2009

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Transcript of The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher Asperger's Disorder
What is Asperger's Disorder?
is a severe developmental disorder characterized by major difficulties in social interaction, and restricted and unusual patterns of interest and behavior. Symptoms 1.paucity of empathy;
2.naive, inappropriate, one-sided social interaction, little ability to form friendships and consequent social isolation;
3.pedantic and monotonic speech;
4.poor nonverbal communication;
5.intense absorption in circumscribed topics such as the weather, facts about TV stations, railway tables or maps, which are learned in rote fashion and reflect poor understanding, conveying the impression of eccentricity; and
6.clumsy and ill-coordinated movements and odd posture. Symptoms of Asperger's disorder are usually
detected during early childhood. Diagnose and Treatment Psychosocial Interventions for Asperger’s
•Individual psychotherapy to help the individual learn social skills training, to better detect social cues, and how to deal with the emotions surrounding the disorder
•Parent education and training
•Behavioral modification
•Social skills training
•Educational interventions Asperger's can be also diagnosed with medication. There are many different medications for to help treat it. Throughout The Curious Incident of the Dog
in the Night-Time Christopher had many
superstitions that he strongly believed in. Common Superstitions Clothes worn inside out will bring good luck
Eating fish makes you smart
After receiving a container of food, the container should never be returned empty
If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck
To break a mirror will bring you seven years bad luck
To have a wish come true using a wishbone, two people make a wish, then take hold of each end of the bone and pull it until it separates. The person with the longer end gets his or her wish
It is bad luck to chase someone with a broom
A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown

any belief that is inconsistent with the known laws of science or with what is considerred true and rational/ belief in omens, the supernatural. Do people really subscribe to these
superstitions or are they just joking
about them? Superstitions 1910- Eugen Bleuler used autism to describe morbid self- admiration symptoms of schizophrenia.
1926- Eva Sucharewa wrote paper referring to the “schizoid personality of childhood”
1943- Leo Kanner introduced the label early infantile autism in the report of 11 children with striking behavioral similarities.
1944- Hans Asperger described in the paper ‘Autistic Psychopathy’ in childhood four children in his practice who had difficulty in integrating themselves socially.
1960s- Autism was established as a separate syndrome by demonstrating that it is lifelong, distinguishing it from mental retardation and schizophrenia and other developmental disorders.
1962- The National Autistic society was form in Britain to help the parents and families of those with Kanner’s syndrome or classic autisim.
1981- Lorna Wing popularized the term Asperger’s syndrome in the English speaking medial community.
1992-Became a distinct diagnosis
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