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what do you think of language development in asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Often O.K.: This is a relatively mild form of autism but still requires the same treatment as anyone in the autistic spectrum.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Possible deviations: Criteria for as include "no significant delay in language at age 3-4, " but they don't say that "deviations" do occur.Vocabulary & fund of knowledge may seem precocious when the child talks about his particular interest, often thomas the train. There are deficits in pragmatics -conversational turn-taking skills, prosody-inflections of speech & in answering on-topic , e.g. "how are you?" "four".

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What is a normal language development schedule for babies?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Varies by child: Although there is much variation from child to child, the following are some accepted milestones. Cooing by 2 months, consonant sounds and babbling by 9 months, 1 recognizable "word" by 13 months, 4-6 words by 15 months and 10-12 words by 18 months. At 2 years a child should make 2 word sentences and be 50% understandable to strangers, 75% by 3 years and close to 100% by 4 years.
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Can you die from having Asperger syndrome?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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No: Asperger's syndrome is a set of symptoms on the autism spectrum. These symptoms can interfere with social function but are not life-threatening.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Actually, Asperger's is a gift if somebody can help you learn social skills which don't come as naturally to you as to other folks. Some of our greatest scientists have been "Aspies", and there's a joy in losing yourself in mental work that "normal folks" can't ever experience. Be polite, listen to others, learn to read body language, relationships are more important than being right, etc.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Do girls experience aspergers disorder differently?

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Tough question: In order to answer that, one would have to design questions to get inside of the heads of male and female ASD patients to determine what it is that they experience and then compare to see what the differences may be.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is aspergers syndrome related to autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Severity Differences: Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sharing characteristics of autism, but with different levels of severity.
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What is the difference between aspergers disorder and high functioning autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably Not Much: To my knowledge, these are expressions for the same condition. Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sharing characteristic of autism, but with different levels of severity.

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