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Asperger Learning Foreign Language
Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?
Nonverbal Learning: Disorder is best diagnosed & managed by a neuropsychological evaluation followed by specific recommendations for the child's current functional impairments in learning, behavior & peer interaction. The results help a developmental/behavioral pediatrician search for the genetic or other medical cause of the NLD. Find info on http://www.nldontheweb.org/nldentrylevelreading/nldcharacteristics.html. ...Read more
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more
Can a child from intelligent educated parents have learning disabilities or do they get diagnosed with aspergers?
Either: A child from any family back ground could have either. ...Read more
Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. What can I do to minimize it so people don't get mad at me?
Work with therapist: If the diagnosis is accurate, you have some degree of difficulty understanding that other people may have a different point of view or a different emotional reaction than yours to a given event. Self-education & insight are important. Social skills group therapy is key; you'll learn to shorten your answers, give others a turn to speak, & practice what to say in some situations. O.A.S.I.S. Website. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You're different: Working chemistry problems is more fun than a rock concert. No people-sense; even reading faces takes learning & conscious effort. Parties and team sports play baffle you. Coordination skills come hard. The most successful aspies -- and i've known a few -- apply their mental focus to something useful, learn to say only nice things & become useful, well-liked & even "fascinating.". ...Read more
How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...Read more
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