Helping Someone with Asperger Syndrome Bridge the Gap between Cognitive and Emotional Empathy

Empathy is a controversial subject in the field of Asperger Syndrome/neurotypical relationships.

The theory of mind postulates that people with Asperger Syndrome have some degree of mind blindness, or an inability to fathom the motivations and feelings of others. Aspies don’t seem to read the social clues that tell NTs (neurotypicals) what is going on.


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There is more to empathy than meets the eye.
It’s a complex system of emotional empathy
and cognitive empathy and multiple
transitions between the two.

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By KATHY J. MARSHACK, PHD