Martial Arts for Children with Asperger's Syndrome Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Martial Arts for Children with Asperger's Syndrome
A practical guideline of methods that a martial arts instructor can use to teach children with Asperger's syndrome how to maintain their concentration during martial arts training.
# 119719 | 4,519 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on May 21, 2010 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders) , Sport (General)

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This paper presents working guidelines for martial arts instructon and discusses how the instructor can teach children with Asperger's syndrome to sustain focus on training. The paper first discusses the challenges related to martial arts that a child with Asperger's syndrome faces. The paper then focuses on how children with Asperger's syndrome can be taught how to maintain their concentration during martial arts training.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Recognizing Asperger's Syndrome Children
Typical Displays of the Inability to Sustain Focus
Root Causes of the Maladaptive Behaviors
Connecting with Asperger's Syndrome Children
Adjusting the Teaching Environment and Methods
Creating the Best Learning Environment
Teaching Concentration and Training Behavior as Skills
Adjusting Learning Objectives and Approach
Building a Calm, Productive Rapport

From the Paper:

"Moreover, the experience with martial arts can be a critical turning point for AS children. With enough understanding of Asperger's Syndrome, martial arts instructors can make a profound and positive change to support the children's self-confidence, social competence and school experiences. With that solid foundation they will function well in the workplace as adults. Many AS children are exceptionally intelligent and will develop deep knowledge of their areas of interest, making them fully capable of making important contributions to the arts and sciences."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ami Kim, Ph.D. and Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., "Asperger's Syndrome Guidelines for Treatment & Intervention", Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, June 1995.
  • ASPEN(r), Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc., a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation, Iselin, NJ, a NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider (Registration #1619),
  • Carol M. Goodman, "Asperger's Syndrome: A Case Report", General Practitioner, Harrogate, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, September 1987.
  • Ioan M. James, "Singular Scientists", Professor, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK.
  • Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Staff Report, "Children's Health: Asperger's Syndrome", November, 2006,

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