Is Asperger’s Left- or Right-Brained?
Is Asperger’s Left- or Right-Brained? from The Right Side of Normal
My theory is similar with Asperger’s and right-brained learning. First of all, boys are more prone to being right-brained. Girls are more prone to being left-brained. There are more boys than girls who are Asperger’s/autism spectrum. Taking my builder son as an example because he is high functioning autism (not Asperger’s … there is a difference): Whenever he takes the on-line right-brained/left-brained tests, he almost always tests as left-brained. He’s not. He’s very much right-brained. However, the autism features bring in left-brained attributes.
The most notable left-brained attributes for those on the spectrum are predictability, thus schedules and order and timeliness. For instance, though most of my typical right-brained children were oblivious to time, my builder son was very aware of time. But, he was also gifted in spatial strengths … or his place in space … which is what more right-brained people are better at.
Compare this same exception to female right-brained people. The female gender is linked with several left-brained attributes. My daughter is right-brained, but she has left-brained attributes contributed by her female gender, such as organization skills, word-based abilities, and liking to learn math in a left-brained way. But the majority of how she relates to the world is right-brained.
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