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Do Children With Aspergers Have Difficulty Making Friends
I heard this, People with aspergers have no problem with talking to new people. Is this true, as I seem to have difficulty. Or am I just shy/introver?
Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a kid with aspergers and I want to know how to be happy. I don't really know what to do with my family and friends and I need some advice?
Happiness comes from: accepting oneself as unique and special and how we can share our talents with others rather than expecting others to make us happy. Talk with your PCP who may assess you for depression and make referral for therapy. Your school may have a counselor. it is easier to make friends in small group activities in school or volunteer in your community. Avoid street drugs, tobacco and alcohol. ...Read more
I want to reduce the chances of my future children inheriting asperger's syndrom. I am a 30-year-old male with no kids. So, how much time do I have?
No one knows: Asperger's syndrome is not known to be inherited though genes are thought to play a role. If you are referring to a heightened incidence with an advanced fathers age autism is the full spectrum condition that has been connected to advancing age. Rule of thumb: men's genetic mutations double every 16 yrs. So sooner is better than later. ...Read more
Related to autism: Asperger's disorder shares with autism a marked impairment in the ability of an individual to engage socially with others; it also typically is characterized by intense, sometimes quite odd, interests is specific topics or activities. It's major difference from autism is that language is relatively unaffected, which also means that most have normal or higher iq. It still can be quite impairing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupations (obsessions) with certain topics; difficulties "reading" social cues and difficulties empathizing (sensitivity to other's feelings); in general, difficulties relating to others. Please, seek a specialist to diagnose this condition properly! ...Read more
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for a neurodevelopmental disorder with deficits in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + repetitive, stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Level is based on functional impairment & need for supports. Autismspeaks.org lists signs & symptoms of each criterion at various chronological & developmental ages. ...Read more
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