Asperger’s Syndrome is a type of autism spectrum disorder.
<High-functioning autism> is being mistaken for <high intelligence>.
So, most people assume that children with Asperger’s Syndrome will do well in school.
However, it seems that children with Asperger’s Syndrome often have learning difficulties.
Children with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to use pedantic language easily and have an extraordinary memory.
Sometimes children with Asperger’s are called ‘little professors’ because they have accumulated the same amount of knowledge comparable to an expert.
In this way, children with Asperger’s Syndrome appear very smart.
It is not easy to convince them that their ability to learn is poor.
It should be understood that there is a big difference between the ability to simply store knowledge and the ability to learn.
A child with Asperger syndrome talks with a question.
They talk to other people by asking questions about what they already know.
When they answer a question, the conversation continues in a way that asks another question one after another.
Occasionally, if you give an answer that is different from the one you know, they will look at you strangely. Sometimes they feel embarrassed or sometimes even tell you the correct answer themselves.
In this case, the knowledge system of children with Asperger’s syndrome is stored in a big amount, but in reality, it is not possible to properly connect the information and apply it.
Therefore, when children with Asperger’s are asked a real problem, they often find it very difficult to solve and avoid answers.
They generally need someone else’s help to extract information and apply in a real world context.
Children with Asperger’s Syndrome have difficulty using their senses in an integrated way to properly process the knowledge in their heads in real life.
Sometimes it is the auditory ability, sometimes the visual ability, these problems manifest themselves in a variety of ways.
Therefore, even if their intelligence is very high, there are many children with Asperger’s syndrome symptoms, who are inexperienced in connecting the learned content with reality and hence their learning ability is poor.
The problems of children with Asperger’s Syndrome cannot be solved by increasing the amount of study they do.
In order to inspire children’s learning abilities, it is necessary to increase the exchange experience that can bring out their consciousness and deliver it from relationships with others.