Triad of Understanding: Jackie Martin

This clip gives an evaluation of the experiences of people with Asperger’s Syndrome, involving a group of co-researchers with Asperger’s syndrome. It offers an interesting insight into the challenges of that young people with Asperger’s syndrome face and this can be related to a learning environment. The Triad of Understanding was developed by Jackie Robinson and the Asperger’s Consultation Group, who worked with her on a research project. It  is a challenge to the widely accepted way of understanding Asperger’s syndrome through the  Triad of impairment. The video explores the idea of interaction between adults with Asperger’s syndrome and others and concludes that people with the syndrome shouldn’t be characterised as ‘impaired’ but treated as individuals and understood as such.


Jackie Martin Photo

Dr Jackie Martin
Principal Lecturer,
Social Work,
Hawthorn Building 0.15B
De Montfort University.
T: +44 (0)116 257 7743

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