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Question by  katie15 (62)

How do you go about conversing with someone with ADD and Asperger's?


Answer by  Molae06 (1467)

Just as you would anyone else. People dealing with ADD often have some insight that people without ADD wouldn't have.


Answer by  jsteiny03 (346)

Asperger's is a form of autism and ADD is just a hyper disease. You should talk to them like you would talk to anyone else. The difference is you will need to understand is they might do or say things that may not seem correct but talk to them normally.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

While this can depend on level in Asperger's that the individual has, you can communicate effectively. For questions and/or serious conversations, you need to get to the point to keep their attention. Keep distractions to a minimum and it sometimes helps to repeat what the individual says back to them when responding.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Keep your sentences short and simple. Too long of a sentence or statement, and you will lose their attention. Think of it as a rapid fire exchange, and they can keep their attention on what you are talking about.


Answer by  NurseB (513)

Most of all it is important to have a controlled environment. For example, your conversation will probably not have a successful outcome if you are in a loud, distracting environment. Enable your subject to be able to have a proper focus on you without the possibility of too much over-stimulation or distraction.


Answer by  liblue (683)

Talking with simple,calm and quiet sentences can help thes conditions. On the other hand every person is different so if a certain approach seems to work, do it.

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