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SCHOOL PASSPORT Presentation entitled Matthew's Passport. Used with kind permission of the author.
Important information about me I have Asperger Syndrome. I find social communication and group work hard. I prefer to work on my own or with people that I trust. I also have asthma and bad hayfever. I have IBS, which gets worse when I am stressed. Sometimes I have to go out to the toilet a lot. I am slightly short sighted and have very sensitive hearing. Loud music and shouting hurts my ears and I find it difficult to concentrate if it is very noisy in the classroom. Photo entitled A dandelion in the sun by Avmaier from Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License
Things I am interested in and things or people that are important to me Walking Horse riding Canoeing Sailing
Things Im good at (at school and at home) These are the things I am good at at school: Science,Maths,Food Technology, Reading. I am also good at gardening, making intricate card models, cycling, swimming, cooking.
How I communicate (and any difficulties I have with communicating) I sometimes find it hard to understand expressional communication. Sometimes I dont understand some peoples jokes Sometimes I think people are cross with me when they are not I do not always interpret language in the same way as other people and will not always understand when you think I have done something wrong. Please try to let me explain what I think I was doing rather than assume I am being difficult. Illustration by Jed Pascoe. I Have a Problem Communicating. Used with kind permission.
How I need you to communicate with me to help me understand If you raise your voice when you speak to me I can think that I am being told off. If I am not 100% sure what to do, I will probably ask you to repeat some of the instructions What Did you say?
Things that help me to work well Clear instructions A reasonably quiet environment If we are working in groups / pairs, it helps to be with someone I trust
Things that make it difficult for me to work well A very noisy classroom Having the sun in my eyes Not understanding the task Working with someone who wont listen to my views
When Im stressed I Get upset Bite my nails Find it hard to concentrate Get worse IBS symptoms Raise my voice Think everyone is cross with me