Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that influences the behaviour of a person socially. People diagnosed with AS have impairments in social relationships, communication issues and repetitive patterns of behaviour. Considering this, students with AS require additional needs within the classroom setting. This article briefly examines the educational options for students with AS, while covering the preferred option of inclusion more closely. With inclusion becoming the preferred option by parents and professionals, it is important to examine the classroom teacher’s perspectives on the inclusive classroom policy, as they are primarily responsible for its success. A variety of teacher perspectives are outlined within the article, along with practical techniques and strategies for teaching students with AS. The importance of ongoing teacher training in special needs and inclusive education is highlighted throughout the article.
Recommended CitationTougher, Jessica, Inside inclusion: Asperger's and teaching, Journal of Student Engagement: Education Matters, 2(1), 2012, 17-25.