How to Greet Someone if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome is as close as I can get at this point to being of help in simplifying and clarifying said social procedure for individuals with ASD.
The sheer challenge of explaining visually, clearly, while being conscious of varied understandings/
It’s certainly not the easiest thing to begin to explain social cues, gestures that to those who are neurotypical come naturally, are straightforward and intuitive. Where do you even begin?
Through research I sought to explain as seemingly small an interaction as I could, being careful to word my writing in a way to inform, be to the point, without embellishments or colloquialisms that may disrupt the reading flow and be obstacles for someone Aspie minded who may have potential tendencies to process what is read in too literal a sense.
Illustrations are clear, bold lined, with subtleties showing through especially for diagrams that show expressions and body language. It can be hard to show this with hyper-realistic imagery or photography at times as viewers on the Spectrum may find the extra detail adds yet even more layers that can be in the way of deconstructing what is happening in the scenario. I opted to reduce and simplify the forms, keeping to the focus of each of the five main elements.
I hope to re-work this project, preferably with support from psychologist professionals and educators to communicate in the best manner.