My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. We have an IEP that was established at the beginning of the year. The plan decreases the amount of work she receives, gives her extra time to complete her work, and permits her to sit by herself whenever she wants to. She is a smart child and I don’t see how this plan is helping her reach her potential?
You have reason to be concerned. The strategies you mentioned do not address Asperger Syndrome problems; they only minimize their effect in the classroom. Asperger Syndrome is a pervasive problem. When dealt with properly the syndrome can be reduced to a condition that is difficult to detect.
Social engineering plays a big role in lessening the characteristic awkwardness of the syndrome. A pro-active IEP is what is needed in this case. A plan that emphasizes interaction with peers is a more appropriate course of action. Resource Education Solutions can help you modify the existing IEP, or create a new, more challenging version.