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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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1 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

2 Oskar Schell ---9-year-old protagonist of the novel ---seems to have Asberger’s syndrome What is Asberger's syndrome? Definition by Mayo Clinic staff: Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics. Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics. Doctors group Asperger's syndrome with other conditions that are called autistic spectrum disorders or pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders all involve problems with social skills and communication. Asperger's syndrome is generally thought to be at the milder end of this spectrum. Doctors group Asperger's syndrome with other conditions that are called autistic spectrum disorders or pervasive developmental disorders. These disorders all involve problems with social skills and communication. Asperger's syndrome is generally thought to be at the milder end of this spectrum. While there's no cure for Asperger's syndrome, if a child has the condition, treatment can help him or her learn how to interact more successfully in social situations. While there's no cure for Asperger's syndrome, if a child has the condition, treatment can help him or her learn how to interact more successfully in social situations.

3 How does someone on the Autism spectrum think? How do they perceive the world? Clips from the film Temple Grandin, about a woman with Autism: "His Ears" "His Ears" feature=related feature=related "How Temple Grandin Thinks in Pictures" "How Temple Grandin Thinks in Pictures" &feature=related &feature=related

4 raison d'être = reason for existence raison d'être = reason for existence What are your raisons d'être? What are your raisons d'être?


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