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Asperger's Syndrome (Definition)

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 in a monotonous voice.

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What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

Huh? AS is an out-: dated diagnosis subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. Deficits in joint attention, facial recognition & Theory of Mind cause impaired social reciprocity/communication & narrow, repetitive areas of interest. If your ? is why it was a preferred diagnosis, one criterion for AS was an IQ of 70 or >, in the normal range.The myth was that everyone with AS had an above-average IQ. ...Read more

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How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

Aspergers: Seek out a licensed psychologist who is familiar with the spectrum. Here is a video on assessment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ke5d_115e and here is my take on asperger's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
daily
Listen, listen, listen
daily
Practice Stress management/mindfullness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

Autism spectrum D/O: Significant difficulties on social interaction, restricted of repeat stove pattern of behavior and interest , with reservation of linguistic and cognitive development. ...Read more

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When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

See below: The earlier you begin with any needed therapy or behavioral services, that maybe needed, the better. A good place to start is a discussion with his doctor, . ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Undergo a go neuropsychological / psychoeducational evaluation
once
Identify strengths and weakness
once
Work on areas that require strengthening (interpersonal relationships)
once
Realize that many extremely successful people have Aspergers
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What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

Aspergers: First know what aspergers is. Watch this first. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What's most likely age of onset of Asperger s syndrome signs and symptoms?

Autism Spectrum D/O: Symptoms r; impairment in social interaction, , but usually has by restricted and repetitive interests and behavior , but have no general delay in language or cognitive development and can start by age of 3 years ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Remember to think of other's feelings
3x day
Remember to consider other's point of view
3x day
Celebrate Your Strengths
daily
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How is asperger’s syndrome related to autism?

How is asperger’s syndrome related to autism?

Related: Usually the asperger patient has better language ability than the autistic patient. One could also consider them to be different sections of a spectrum of continuity. Some people call it high functioning autism. In my opinion the exact label doesn't matter a great deal, it is what are the needs of the child and make sure those needs are addressed. ...Read more

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