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Doctor insights on: Does Parent Effectiveness Training Work For Aspergers

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What would be a good way for me to ask my parents to test me for aspergers?

What would be a good way for me to ask my parents to test me for aspergers?

Ask directly: If your parents love you and are somewhat attentive then they might have a hint that something is different about you. I wish you well in this. ...Read more

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Are my parents the reason I have aspergers? Is asperger's syndrome inherited from your parents?

Are my parents the reason I have aspergers? Is asperger's syndrome inherited from your parents?

Partially perhaps: Scientists have long suspected that there are genetic and environmental components to asperger syndrome.A specific gene for asperger syndrome, however, has never been identified. Instead, the most recent research indicates that there are most likely a common group of genes whose variations or deletions make an individual vulnerable to developing asd. Environmental factors undoubtedly also play a role. ...Read more

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Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Tourette & Aspergers: Due to the elusive genomic of both conditions, a concrete inheritance relationship has yet to be established. There is some evidence favoring a genetic link between tourette syndrome and autism. Since asperger falls in the autism spectrum, a link is suggested. Genetic counseling can help one to gain a better understanding of these conditions. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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Parents are already paying for my sister to go to treatment because she has aspergers. How do I handle it on my own?

Find your own..: Therapist? Even if your parents can't pay for your therapy can you use your health insurance or go to low fee clinics for therapy. I think you will be glad you did. ...Read more

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Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read more

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How to get diagnosed with aspergers?

How to get diagnosed with aspergers?

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

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How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

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

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Can you tell me about aspergers symptoms?

Can you tell me about aspergers symptoms?

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

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Can a child get SSI if they have aspergers?

Apergers: Speak to a board certified child psychiatrist and be sure you are also under the care of a psychologist who knows aspergers. If you are referring to an ssri, the answer is some aspies respond well but others do not. Spectrum kids tend to be awash in utero. Seek md advice first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

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

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What could I do to make my aspergers go away?

Manage it.: U r wired differently and this has pluses. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Find a sport based on strength or stamina rather than teamwork or coordination. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expecting nothing in return. ...Read more

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How does aspergers affect people who have it?

How does aspergers affect people who have it?

Aspergers is an: idiosyncratic disorder, kind of like ADHD--there are as many subtle variations on a theme as there are people who have it. The common elements are problems in social interactions, particularly in reading and responding to social cues. This affects all who are close. Asperger's also produces heightened interests in fewer subjects, coupled with a pattern of odd gesturing and speech mannerisms. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a person who has aspergers?

A few ideas: These people are different. They miss social cues, can focus intensely on single subjects, do better at strength & endurance sports rather than coordionation / team sports, and seem strange and antisocial. Don't try to change the person. Tell them how you feel ("I like it when you.... I don't like it when you....") They may be grateful, as they know they are often jerks without meaning it. ...Read more

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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your childĀ“s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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How can I check to see if I have aspergers syndrome?

How can I check to see if I have aspergers syndrome?

Questionares consult: Simple questionares are available on every good university yale stanford and all the campus look up yale developmental center . My foundation and nonprofit wow village has a website u can contact us through websites and we can guide adi and ados simple questionares books written like born on a blue day are great for insight. ...Read more

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What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

Some normality seen: Qualiitive impairmt. in social interactions-failure to develop peer relationships, no social/emotional reciprocity, Impairment in body posture, eye to eye gaze, facial expression, gestures regulate social interaction. Repetitive & stereotyped behavior, interest & adherence to specific, routines/rituals & motor mannerism. No delay in language, cognition or self-help skills. No PDD/Schiz. ...Read more

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What can I do to check if I have aspergers syndrome?

Diagnosis isn't key: What you do is what matters. No magic rx. Key is learning not be be an unintentional jerk. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Get good at a strength / endurance sport. Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expect zero in return. ...Read more