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Aspergers Spatial Ability
Not uncommon: Sensory processing issues commonly occur in the autism spectrum disorders, so much so the these problems are now included in the criteria for diagnosis. Visual/ spatial problems can be a form of a sensory processing issue. Get a good evaluation and see an occupational therapist trained in sensory processing conditions. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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