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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.


Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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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
281 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.


Dr. Frank Gaskill
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
19 years in practice
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How can I find out if my child has asperger’s syndrome

Dr. Frank Gaskill
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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When is it good to look for help for my child with asperger’s syndrome?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

Dr. Frank Gaskill
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
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What's most likely age of onset of Asperger s syndrome signs and symptoms?

Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
34 years in practice
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How is asperger’s syndrome related to autism?

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
31 years in practice
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Diagnosing asperger`s syndrome do they do functional mri?

Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Craig Canapari
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What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

Dr. Craig Canapari
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
26 years in practice
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How do I handle my child's asperger's syndrome on a daily basis?

Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
26 years in practice
3M people helped
How do I handle my child's asperger's syndrome on a daily basis?

Support!: Parents of autistic children and adults cope with issues ranging from guilt and frustration to financial issues, isolation, and sheer loneliness. You are not alone - and there are many ways to find support, rest, resources and friends. Check out: autism.About.Com/.../autismandthelaw/autism_legal_and_financial_... ...Read more

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