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Education | Special Education and Teaching

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A German doctor, Hans Asperger, first described Asperger's syndrome in 1944. Asperger's syndrome, AS, has been classified as a type of autism, which itself was first described in 1943. Although no two children that suffer from AS are alike, "typically [they are] viewed as eccentric and peculiar by classmates ... [they] lack understanding of human relationships and the rules of social convention; they are naive and conspicuously lacking in common sense" (Williams). However, children with AS are noted to be of average to above-average intelligence and are characterized to have rote memories of high capacity.

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