A Wide Angle View of Asperger’s Syndrome


Asperger’s Syndrome or Disorder typically falls under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  There are a number of excellent optometric resources that delve into the wide angle view of Asperger’s, generally held to be an individual who is on the “high achieving end of the spectrum”.  The book by Patty Lemer available through OEPF is a very good compendium, and includes contributions from our visionhelp colleague Dr. Nancy Torgerson, and visionhelp guest presenter Dr. Randy Schulman.  Dr. Melvin Kaplan has also contributed a very useful and insightful optometric book that addresses the multifaceted visual aspects of Asperger’s Syndrome.  You can also learn more about ASD in the subtopics on our visionhelp.com website.

What prompts me to write about this today is a link shared by Dr. Tod Davis, a developmental optometry colleague in Virginia.  It is the touching audio of a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome interviewing his mother, set to very well designed video-graphics.   It lends critical empathy, and is something that I suspect you will want to share with  others.

– Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

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