Aspergers in Christopher's life
How this disease affects him.
By Maribel Pagan, Natalie Morales, and Angelina Zanfardino
Children with Asperger's may have a formal style of speaking that is advanced for their age.
Here, rather than introducing himself with just his name, Christopher tells about extremely difficult tasks that he enjoys doing in his free time.
The child may not understand a joke or may take a sarcastic comment literally
These two quotes demonstrate the inability that Christopher has when it comes to understanding jokes. He comes out and says that he does not understand them, and he can not tell the difference between Rhodri joking around with him and Rhodri laughing at him
Christopher likes having things in order. He always likes to know what is going to happen because he wants to always be prepared. He follows strict schedules down to the minute on a daily basis.
KIds with aspergers are use to things repating they repeat their words and motions and when something in their life becomes unrepetitive they don't understand and it causes them tantrums
These kids may Talk a lot, usually about a favorite subject. One-sided conversations are common.
Christopher does not under the 'some things are better left unsaid' concept. He will tell you about something into drastic details about one subject and move onto the next subject doing the exact same thing.
Christopher can only focus on one thing into depth at a time. His brain has a difficult time multitasking. Whenever he becomes overstimulated, he panicks and shuts down.
Kids with aspergers can't fous on two things at once so when two things come it shocks them