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Title: The Unnoticed Perspective – Poems about Life with Asperger Syndrome
Authors: Malkin, Julia Sandra Ailsa
Supervisors: Everett, Nick
Award date: 1-Feb-2015
Presented at: University of Leicester
Abstract: Asperger syndrome (AS) is a form of autism, a condition which affects communication, imagination and social interaction abilities. As a person with AS, my perspectives on life and its meaning, relationships and the social world are different from those of other people. This project is designed to be twofold – firstly to provide insights into life with AS in a form of literature which people can relate to; and secondly to allow the AS person to be able to see their own condition reflected in an accessible form. This document is intended to be used by those with Asperger syndrome, their parents and families, and professionals who work with them. It reflects on autism in general, the triad of impairments from an Asperger perspective and complications resulting from this condition. It is also an exploration of the world of poetry, the use of form, a variety of metres which were popular at different times, and involving poetic challenges of expressing emotion and feeling. This work goes into themes such as relationships and friendships, sense of time and space, sensory difficulties, growing up as an AS person, obsessional behaviour patterns, communication problems and other AS issues. It is designed to raise awareness of the AS condition and provide support to those who have it, while at the same time being entertaining and accessible to the general population.
Type: Thesis
Level: Doctoral
Qualification: PhD
Rights: Copyright © the author. All rights reserved.
Appears in Collections:Theses, Dept. of English
Leicester Theses

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