Title: From Tarantulas to Toilet Brushes: Understanding the Special Interest Areas of Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome
Author: Mary Ann Winter-Messiers
Journal: Remedial and Special Education
Issue: Volume 28, Number 3, May/June 2007
Why Read This Article? "Strong positive relationships were found between special interests and improvements in students’ social, communication, emotional, sensory, and fine motor skills. Based on these findings, the researcher created a strength-based model of AS and special interests that emphasizes the critical need for teachers to understand and value the special interests of these students and the impact on their families."