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Communicating With Adults With Aspergers
Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more
Get knowledge first: Going to primary doctor and getting a referral for a psychiatrist with interest websites of university around u may have resources yale development centre and many other universities be selective in your choice too much information out there may not be scientific. ...Read more
Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more
Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read more
Any reason to?: Nobody really knows what asperger's is, it's diagnosed by criteria that a mental health expert knows how to apply, there is no specific treatment, and these people (who enjoy many plusses) get the most benefit from being educated about other people, leaning to observe and interact more skillfully with others. With no magic bullet to cure, perhaps kindness and understanding's what are really needed. ...Read more
I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?
Not Well Established: The prevalence of Asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of Asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more
Adult 41 years old, having a lot (almost all) of aspergers symptoms, felt different all my life, why pay 600$ to have someone telling me what I know?
As confirmation.: Sometimes a professional can confirm what you already know and this will help you with what to do about your future. The dsm-v however have deleted the condition called asperger's syndrome. ...Read more
Aspergers: First take a look at this video to get an overview of asperger's. Then it will likely be clear. Main issues are social difficulties and trouble with change and transition. But it is all highly variable. Hope you enjoy the video. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms:
There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth trying.
Learning how to interact with people and to understand their responses can make life a lot easier. Many psychologists have therapies focused on this goal. ...Read more
Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on symptoms, some medications are helpful. ...Read more
Which substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?
Insight: To my knowledge, no medication, and especially no herbal / "pop" remedy will touch Asperger's. The key is to learn about other people, how to read them, how to relate to them, how to capitalize on your intellectual gifts and power to focus, how to find a sport that's right for you (strength / endurance, not ream or coordination) and how to be happy in a world where there are no quick fixes. ...Read more
Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?
A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Coping Skills: Whether you have adhd or aspergers or both you will need coping skills to utilize when stressed or angered. I suggest you find a professional is familiar with the use of coping skills in your situation. They can help you find what skills you need. ...Read more
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
Autism spectrum disorder:
I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website. Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov
asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more
How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...Read more
Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues), social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www. Aane. Org & nimh aspergers page. ..Etc. Check them out, they are helpful. ...Read more
Great question: Remember the many plusses. Choose your intellectual focus in something that helps others & will get you a good job. Science & tech -- find what you like best. Get a strength or endurance sport rather than one with teammate interactions. Keep life simple. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Tell folks, "i'm just me" rather than "i have a disease." u'll be liked. ...Read more
Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more
It's not magic: On the whole, it's probably a plus. Choose a sport that's about endurance / strength rather than coordination / teamwork. Say only nice things. Get guidance with social skills that others learn naturally. Focus on science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far in life. If being alone / single is okay with you, you're extra-fortunate. Embrace who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more
Asperger Syndrome: Is now Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. The same deficits in facial recognition, joint attention & Theory Of Mind impair social reciprocity/communication & cause narrow, repetitive areas of interest in anyone on the spectrum. IQ > 70, in the normal range, poor conversational skills, atypical speech inflections, awkward social interactions &, in many, non-verbal learning disabilities. ...Read more
No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read more
Social impairment: An impairment in social interaction with problems using non-verbal behaviors such as eye gaze. Can't develop peer relationships. A lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Keep in mind that many people have some symptoms of asperger's, yet do not have the disorder. Diagnosis should only be made by a trained professional. ...Read more
Find a therapist: Who specializes in aspergers. They will determine whether you have aspergers. The tv show parenthood has been dealing with an adult who has turned to therapy after realizing hat he has aspergers. It is very well done for a tv show. ...Read more
No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...Read more
OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www. Aspergersyndrome. Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311. ...Read more
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
Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more
Folks with Autistic: Spectrum Disorder 1 struggle with reciprocal social interactions in their daily functioning. Lack of Theory of Mind = inability to understand that other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, Lack of facial recognition= inability to "read" others' expressions. Poor pragmatics = diminished turn-taking in conversational skills ...Read more
A lot to say: Asperger syndrome is no longer in the diagnostic manual and is considered part of the spectrum of autism. In the past it was a diagnosis that described high functioning individuals with relative weaknesses in social and motor pragmatics, a social "tone deafness". Other characteristics include a deep interest in and knowledge about a topic, great intellectual talent, clumsy motor skills. Http://www. Asperger-syndrome. Me.uk/people. Htm ...Read more
Seek expert advice.: The specific signs and symptoms of asperger's can be shared by many other conditions, with various causes. It is very important to seek expert advice and expert evaluation to diagnose this condition with sensitivity and skill. Please, find a neurologist or a psychologist with experience with this condition. ...Read more
Only one form: The term asperger's disorder is about to disappear from the psychiatric diagnostic manual but currently is one of the pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), along with autism and pdd not otherwise specified. It's characterized by poor social skills, relatively normal language, and odd or unusually intense areas of interest. There are no subtypes. It isn't something one "gets" as an adult. ...Read more