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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Non Verbal Learning Disorder And Aspergers Syndrome

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Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?

Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?

Nonverbal Learning: Disorder is best diagnosed & managed by a neuropsychological evaluation followed by specific recommendations for the child's current functional impairments in learning, behavior & peer interaction. The results help a developmental/behavioral pediatrician search for the genetic or other medical cause of the NLD. Find info on http://www.nldontheweb.org/nldentrylevelreading/nldcharacteristics.html. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

A learning disorder or learning disability is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has trouble reading, understanding, working with, or producing speech with words, sentences, paragraphs, ...Read more


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Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?

Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?

BPD: Actually the two disorders are pretty far apart diagnostically. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods. Individuals with bpd are highly sensitive to non-verbal communications, rejections, abandonment feelings etc. Asperger's disorder is closer to autism in the disconnection from others and difficulty reading non-verbal cues and communications. ...Read more

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Can people with aspergers syndrome ever have a normal personality?

Yes: Aspergers is not a personality disorder. The disorder effects that person in different ways. If you are looking for "normal". Normal is on a spectrum. And people with aspergers work, marry, have children, and function just like you and i. ...Read more

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Son was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could I do to minimize it?

Son was  diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could I do to minimize it?

Aspergers: Try this intro http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xg1ngp1ngds best tx includes a team leader for parenting advice as well as lots of social skills groups and training for both the child and the family. Sometimes siblings need help too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aspergers syndrome or knows people with it or knows about it well?

Long topic: I will need to refer you to a website: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

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I might be suffering from aspergers syndrome. I want to take a test, where can I do this?

Psych. Evaluation : A psychiatric evaluation or psychological testing will help diagnose this for you. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Do people with aspergers syndrome feel cold/chills a lot?

Not particularly: However, some people with this and similar disorders notice environmental factors like noise, room temperature, lighting conditions to a greater extent that most people and may find them distressing to a degree others do not. If by chills you mean being distressed by a room seeming cold to you this would not be a rare happening for people with aspergers. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with aspergers syndrome have a higher divorce rate?

Aspergers: Because of the nature of Asperger's disorder, the social interactions they experience are different than the "normal" group. Anxiety, misperception, poor communication, black and white thinking are prominent and these symptoms/characteristics may not always mesh well in a relationship. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect somebody with aspergers syndrome?

How does drinking alcohol affect somebody with aspergers syndrome?

Not very well.: Many aspergers sufferers abuse alcohol, because initially it can relieve the anxiety of social situations and make them feel as though they can fit in. Ultimately, though, reliance on alcohol can lead such people down the same path that all alcoholics travel - self-destruction and worsening of the very problems that they hope to alleviate by drinking. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me effects on the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

Can you please tell me effects on the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

Asbergers disorder: It is not the effects on the brain of aspergers, it is the brain wiring and chemical balances that cause aspergers. Aspergers is an anxxiety disorder characterized by people who have difficulty reading the emotions of others, they want friends but lack the social skills to maintain friendships. They often do not understand social concepts and how other feel. ...Read more