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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger's Syndrome (Overview)

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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
283 doctors shared insights

Asperger's Syndrome (Overview)

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 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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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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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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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?

ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. ...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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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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Diagnosing asperger`s syndrome do they do functional mri?

Diagnosing asperger`s syndrome do they do functional mri?

Asperger's and MRI: There is not usually a specific finding or lesion in asperger's syndrome. More often an MRI would be used to rule out another potential DX or problem. There is a lot of research in this area and sometimes an MRI is used for research purposes. ...Read more

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Do all people people with aspergers syndrome have to have a specific routine that they have to stick too?

This is more common: amongst Aspergers people, but not a sine qua non. Aspergers folks tend to get way more into less and less subjects and activities, usually to the relative exclusion of social interactions. On the surface this may look like over-routinization, but could be that they are compensating their anxiety about social contacts. Sticking to a routine also lowers anxiety (establishes certainty, etc.). ...Read more

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How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

Expect the best: Help facilitate success. You have to want more for your life. Many "aspies" can live full &fulfilling lives, given proper encouragement, opportunities and treatment. And there are new toys, treatments & experiences being developed all the time for such children. Adults also have more support & knowledgeable professional help available now than ever. Either way, there is much joy available to you. ...Read more

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