What is the theory behind this Asperger’s therapy worksheet?
Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder with high intellectual quotient. Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome have a difficult time relating and connecting to others socially and their behaviors are repetitive and they can be rigid. They face significant difficulties in engaging in or conceiving small talks, body language and gestures as well as facial expressions. Their therapy focuses on understanding sarcasm, jokes, and irony since they could take the subject matter literally.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help individuals with Asperger’s syndrome to read and assess body gestures as well as give their own verbal expression to them. It will also help the therapist to find out how much issue does the client have with understanding gestures and expressions.
How to use this worksheet?
To use this worksheet, look at the hand gestures and facial expressions of the cartoons below. What do you think they might be saying? Write it in their respective speech bubbles.
Asperger’s therapy worksheet
Lindner, J. L., & Rosén, L. A. (2006). Decoding of emotion through facial expression, prosody and verbal content in children and adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 36(6), 769-777.
You can download this worksheet here.