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Doctor insights on: Aspergers And Interpersonal Communication Skills

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How can someone with alexithymia enhance communication skills?

How can someone with alexithymia enhance communication skills?

Namenda (memantine): Although it is off-label, the medication used to treat alzheimer's disease, Namenda (memantine) can help improve verbal functioning in this area. I have personally treated hundreds of autistic (including aspergers) individuals successfully improving their ability to converse, make friends, connect better with others, enhance vocabulary and syntax skills at usual doses. ...Read more

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What to do if I am an minor autistic adult and want to fix my communication skills.?

What to do if I am an minor autistic adult and want to fix my communication skills.?

Role play: Work with a therapist to do role play therapy so you can practice your skills - they don't come naturally to you, so you have to practice, practice. Also, make a conscious effort to look people in the eye when communicating. This will help you in starting to read facial expression and cues when people are communicating with you. ...Read more

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I'm an minor autistic adult and want to fix my communication skills. Is there anyone who can help?

I'm an minor autistic adult and want to fix my communication skills. Is there anyone who can help?

Yes. Jewish Social : Service agency, http://www.Jssa.Org/autismcenter#social_clubs_teens_adults, has group therapy for adults with level 1 autistic spectrum disorder throughout maryland. Books on social communication are available on the future horizons website. Give them both a try! ...Read more

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Can loss of communication skills drug side effects be reversed?

More information: Need more specifics to answer this question. Please feel free to email me at askdrscottnow@gmail.Com. ...Read more

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Which methods and tools can improve communication skills in patients with huntington's disease?

Which methods and tools can improve communication skills in patients with huntington's disease?

Huntington's Disease: Huntington patients lose the ability to communicate before the lose understanding. Alternative forms of communication are available on card, on computers and the ipad. The patient point to letters symbols, or pictures to make their needs or wants known. These are often free or low cost and available online at numerous web pages. Look under symbol and picture communication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

Can you tell me, are job descriptions that require team skills and good communication skills discriminating against autistic?

There : May be some jobs out there that are, but sometimes the autistic mind can outperform piers if they are able to get by with some basic ability and training. Keep looking, there is something out there! ...Read more

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I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

Aspergers: I have worked with and treated several patients with aspergers. Depending on the severity of the disorder, there are a number of helpful interventions. Talking with a qualified psychologist can help you learn how to interact more effectively with others, learn to develop better interpersonal skills and live a more fulfilling life. Don't give up hope, seek treatment. ...Read more

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Are aspergers people aware and bothered by the fact that they lack social skills and nay be socially awkward? Or do they not notice?

Social awkwardness: Most people with asperger's disorder want friends and to be able to join social activities. They lack social pragmatic skills. Social pragmatics can be taught. ...Read more

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What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?

What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?

Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living . ...Read more

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4 therapists said i can't be aspergers bcause of my socials skills(wiich is only my teacher persona mask).What cause me to be an "aspie by choice" then?

4 therapists said i can't be aspergers bcause of my socials skills(wiich is only my teacher persona mask).What cause me to be an "aspie by choice" then?

Mental Health: I am most curious what the four therapists diagnosed you with. Did they have another personality trait or disorder or condition that they felt described you better? ...Read more

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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more

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Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I don't know of any: studies on this topic but it is a good idea to have a session w/a neurofeedback professional and ask him/her the same question. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Asperger's: can cause challenges in communication but they can be overcome to some degree. Difficulty reading the nonverbals and facial expressions of others may may putting your own feelings into words in response to theirs. Ask questions if you are not clear about what someone is saying and they you will be able to formulate a response better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can asperger's be genetic. Husband has it and 22 month old son is 40% delayed in both communication & socialization. Started therapy >6 months ago.

Can asperger's be genetic. Husband has it and 22 month old son is 40% delayed in both communication & socialization. Started therapy >6 months ago.

Yes, but not always.: Autism spectrum disorders can definitely be genetic. It is recommended that all children with a new diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder undergo genetic testing. Only about 30% actually have an identifiable cause found. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?

What kind of  specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?

Many: There are more resources than ever supporting growth emotionally and socially for those withpervasive developmental disorders - networking & medical information sites, organizations that give support to autism/aspergers spectrum disorders (nih, nimh & local medical societies), family and friends. All can lead to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors & other specialists for direct hands on help. ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life. ...Read more