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Asperger’s Syndrome is something we hear a lot about in recent times. These children often lack the social skills needed to mix and play with their peers, to express emotions or form friendships. The difficulties it brings cause real dillemmas for parents, other children and of course the child themselves.
While usually able to cope very well academically, often they become more absorbed in their own worlds and agendas. Sometimes they repeat behaviours, and can sometimes be clumsy and socially awkward. Although the disorder tends to run in families, a specific gene has not been identified. People with Asperger’s syndrome may have difficulty socially, but there is no delay in their cognitive development, ability to take care of themselves, or curiosity about their environment. For people with this syndrome, the whole process of enjoying company, holding conversations, coping with social situations and communicating effectively with others does not happen automatically.
It is not certain whether Asperger's is increasing in occurance or whether we simply have better methods of diagnosis than before. Asperger's is considered a highly functioning form of Autism. Famous people reported to have Asperger’s Syndrome include the former Uachtarán na hEireann, Eamon de Valera, Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Sir Isaac Newton, author Jane Austen, Albert Einstein (who was also Dyslexic!) author of fairytales Hans Christian Anderssen, Thomas Jefferson and Wolfgang A Mozart!
- How does Oga learning4life help with Asperger's?
The Oga Learning4Life© programme helps children by identifying areas of the brain that are not functioning properly. We help to unblock areas of potential in the brain, deal with negative self-defeating beliefs and re-connect the skills centres of the cerebellum in the brain. We can access these neural connections with a series of unique child-friendly, fun exercises which are practiced to re-connect and strengthen certain neural pathways in the brain over a period of time. We show the child how to use both left & right sides of the brain, accessing more of their emotional as well as academic intelligence, and much more of their potential. This allows the child to learn the social and emotional skills needed to lead a full and rewarding life.
To find out more or to speak to a member of the Oga team, simply fill in the 'quick contact' form to the left. You can also call the Oga Clinic on loCall 1890 253323 or 053 91 85383 to see how Oga can help you reach your goals!