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can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

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Dr. John O'Malley
Child Psychiatry 54 years experience
Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life.

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