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Is it appropriate to share facts to a person with asperger's?

Aspergers: Yes! asperger's is awesome. Learn more about it here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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 ...Read more


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Is it appropriate to state facts to a person with asperger's syndrome to communicate clearly?

Is it appropriate to state facts to a person with asperger's syndrome to communicate clearly?

It can be: An important aspect of communicating with someone with as is that they are apt to take what is said quite literally, so speaking factually can be helpful. However, being told a "fact" may not be any more likely to sway their opinion about something than it does many who don't have as. What definitely doesn't work (for most of us, really), is lots of high emotion disguised as "fact.". ...Read more

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When i.Was younger i had intense interests in various things (ie dinosaurs) and i would constantly talk about it and.Know all facts. Is that aspergers?

Not so fast: Sometimes kids are bright, curious, and interested in things -- a normal state rather than diagnostic of a problem. Some kids with aspergers can also show such characteristics, especially if they cannot related to others except through their own specific interests. Please don't be so quick to self-diagnose. But it there's something you're really worried about in your current life, see your doc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for asperger's syndrome?

What are the tests for asperger's syndrome?

Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read more

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Is someone with asperger's syndrome able to feel romantic love?

Yes but...: A person with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders can feel romantic notions like any body eles but the level of emotional energy required to maintain a relationship can be exhausting for them and they have to work harder on their ability to continue to show emotions and communicate. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am possibly suffering from undiagnosed asperger's syndrome?

How can I tell if I am possibly suffering from undiagnosed asperger's syndrome?

Aspergers: First. Watch this show on what aspergers is. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds then seek out a good licensed psychologist who can a formal interview and provide any relevant testing. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to ask out a person with asperger's syndrome?

Very much so: We all have stuff wrong with us, yet, any certain condition or disability does not have to define us. A person may be depressed, but they don't have to be a depressed person. We need to be careful to define each and everyone of us as first just people, humans. With human problems. A medical condition or disorder is only one part of a whole person. Let's be careful not to pre-judge anyone. ...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?

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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What are Asperger disease?

What are Asperger disease?

A type of Autism: The term "asperger's disorder" was coined to identify individuals with good intellectual function and relatively normal language who still had poor social skills and odd or unusual behaviors. Because subsequent studies have shown that it has few differences from autistic individuals with similar iqs, the term my disappear in the next diagnostic manual to become part of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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How to diagnose asperger's syndrome ?

How to diagnose asperger's syndrome
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Clinical symptoms: There are no blood tests or other objective measures to diagnose asperger's syndrome. You need to see someone with training and expertise in autism-related disorders. That person will go over history especially related to social interactions and interests and unusual or oddly intense behaviors or preoccupations. There are some standardized instruments some clinicians use to cover these issues. ...Read more

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