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Is it appropriate to state facts to a person with asperger's syndrome to communicate clearly?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

An important aspect of communicating with someone with as is that they are apt to take what is said quite literally, so speaking factually can be helpful.
However, being told a "fact" may not be any more likely to sway their opinion about something than it does many who don't have as. What definitely doesn't work (for most of us, really), is lots of high emotion disguised as "fact.".

In brief: It can be

An important aspect of communicating with someone with as is that they are apt to take what is said quite literally, so speaking factually can be helpful.
However, being told a "fact" may not be any more likely to sway their opinion about something than it does many who don't have as. What definitely doesn't work (for most of us, really), is lots of high emotion disguised as "fact.".
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Aspergers

Yes! this is critical.
Be factual and caring at the same time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.

In brief: Aspergers

Yes! this is critical.
Be factual and caring at the same time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Thank
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