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Can you tell me how can I know a 3 year old child has asperger's syndrome?

Social give and take: Social give and take problems: not having good eye contact to not being able to join up with peers ideas for play. Prefer to be alone/not seeking to start social interaction. This is central and it is not situational e.g like a social anxiety. Two other key areas: social communication probs and restricted patterns of behavior. Full criteria at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis ...Read more

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Asperger's Syndrome (Definition)

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

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I have a 3 year old diagnosed with aspergers. What can we expect as treatment?

I have a 3 year old diagnosed with aspergers. What can we expect as treatment?

Aspergers Treatment: I have a family member with Aspergers. This is similar to autism, but is a much more mild form. You are fortunate that the diagnosis was made at an early age. With therapy they can learn how to interact in social situations and even go off to college and become very independent contributors to society. I would find a specialist who treats Aspergers and autism as soon as possible and begin therapy ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
daily
Listen, listen, listen
daily
Practice Stress management/mindfullness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off?

How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off?

Depends on Child: It all depends on that individual child. While many children with autism spectrum disorder, including asperger's, share similar characteristics, they all have individual traits and qualities. There is no way to predict how any one teenager will react to a loud noise. ...Read more

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How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off? Would he freak out?

It depends...: Like any other human, people with asperger's will react to a change in the environs as you and i might. A person with aspergers tends to want a routine in the day, more so then others and a disruption may lead to difficulty adjusting to the disruption. Aspergers is a spectrum for severity. The more severe the disorder to more fixed in the routine, and the more that person will react to a change. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Undergo a go neuropsychological / psychoeducational evaluation
once
Identify strengths and weakness
once
Work on areas that require strengthening (interpersonal relationships)
once
Realize that many extremely successful people have Aspergers
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My 18 year old son has Asperger syndrome. He is heading off to college. What medical consultations do we need before we send him off?

My 18 year old son has Asperger syndrome. He is heading off to college. What medical consultations do we need before we send him off?

Great question!: Aside from general physical which would be wise, there might be need to update educational or neuropsychological testing, especially if he might need accommodations in college. Most colleges require testing completed within the past two years for accomodations. Wise to seek and have him hook up with a psychiatrist local to the college, &/or the counseling center for meds/monitoring/support. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Remember to think of other's feelings
3x day
Remember to consider other's point of view
3x day
Celebrate Your Strengths
daily
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How do you best talk to a 7 year old child with aspergers?

How do you best talk to a 7 year old child with aspergers?

Kneel down: So your face is at his level, make eye contact, in a non distracting environment, and end with a hug. ...Read more

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