Snapshots are moments where your child shines above his usual functioning. They are moments of increased feelings of competence. Starting with show-and-tell in kindergarten, teachers use Snapshots to create opportunities for each child to stand out in a positive light. School plays, track meets, awards ceremonies, and certificates of accomplishment are familiar Snapshots schools create to showcase their students and provide opportunities for feelings of enhanced esteem.
Asperger’s Disorder children need numerous Snapshots to sustain their feelings of self-worth in between the big events. Work with your child’s teacher to find ways for your child to experience additional Snapshots. Create opportunities for your child to display a particular talent or interest in his class and perhaps other classrooms. Mentioning your child’s unique talent, interest, or experience in the school newspaper gives public recognition, good feelings for him, and a trinket for his scrapbook of accomplishments.