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Boletim - Academia Paulista de Psicologia

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PADOVANI, Carolina Rabello  and  ASSUMPCAO JUNIOR, Francisco Baptista. Social skills in the Asperger’s syndrome. Bol. - Acad. Paul. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp. 155-167. ISSN 1415-711X.

Asperger´s Syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder characterized primarily by impairment in social interaction and emotional relatedness, and by unusual patterns of circumscribed interests and behavior peculiarities, language developmental despite of having no clinically significant general delay in spoken or receptive language or cognitive developmental. Having the social impairment in mind, this work analyzes the pattern of social skills. For this, 16 male patients with AS were assessed, mean age 20 years old, using Del Prette´s Inventory of Social Skills. The results found that the analyzed social skills were lower than expect for a normal group, according to genre and age. However, two factors were more damaged than others: F2 (self-affirmation of positive affectiveness) and F5 (self-control of aggressiveness).

Keywords : Asperger´s syndrome; Sociability; Pervasive developmental disorders.

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