International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Integrative Literature Review: Styles of Learning for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Human Resource Development: Informing Performance Management
Sara R. Colorosa, Carole J. Makela

Autism Spectrum Disorders have been studied for a number of years. In this integrative literature review, the styles of learning associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders are compiled and compared with some commonly known Human Resource Development styles of learning.When managers and practitioners are familiar with these styles, effective performance management may take place, reduce stress and anxiety for employees, and aid in employee success. Knowledge of the diverse styles of learning in the workplace and associated behaviors will create supportive work environments. A brief history of autism and Aspergers syndrome is provided to understand some of the learning traits and social deficits of individuals who have an ASD. This article calls for additional research in how managers can provide feedback through performance management.

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