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Tonårsflickor med Asperger Syndrom: – copingstrategier
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Specialpedagogiska institutionen.
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2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Teenagegirls with Asperger syndrome – copingstrategies

The aim of the study has been to describe how teenagegirls with Asperger syndrome (an inside-out perspective) experience their possibilities to social interaction in the society.

The specific questions for this study are:

• How do the participants apply copingstrategies?

• Experiencies of getting the diagnose Asperger.

• Experiencies from living with the dissorder Asperger.

• The Participants life situation

In this study I use a qualitative attempt where I interview five teenagegirls. Then the interviews were analysed with a phenomenological attempt with the intention to create at picture of the girls’ world. The result of the interviews presents from the interviwguides area and interpret towards the background of earlier research that present in this study. The result shows that the girls use copingstrategies, some got conscious of the fact that they do during the interview. The study shows that the girls exposed to a large mentally pressure and suffered before they got the dianoses. When they got adapted studies and a place in a small class/special educationgroup the life become easier thanks to the pedagogical personal who could help the girls to understand them selfs, accept their personality and start training to see the world and imitate it. The situation for the girls today is full of light if they get the help taht is right for them.

Key words: Asperger syndrome, autism, impaired function, remedial pedagogics

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 91 p.
Keyword [sv]
Asperger Syndrom, Autism, funktionsnedsättning, specialpedagogik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8188OAI: diva2:199773
Available from: 2008-09-12 Created: 2008-09-12Bibliographically approved

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