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Teen With Aspergers Claims He Is Passing Out
Yes. What to do.: Smart, but is a jerk without meaning to be. 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
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
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
IQ of people w': Aspergers is by definition at least average (90-109). It may be even higher. There is a lot of variation between various subsections of IQ test. So in some areas they may be above average while on others below average IQ. It is hard to get an exact accurate IQ because of these fluctuations. ...Read more
Yes: The person who has it also learns to work with it. The useless obsession with train schedules becomes a fascination with information technology and a high-paying career. The person consciously learns to pay attention to social cues that others pick up unconsciously. Even someone born different can eventually figure out what makes others tick, to avoid off-putting strangeness, even to be likable. ...Read more
Asperger's syndrome : Problems range from very mild if the syndrome is mild, to severe. In teenage years, peers will start to see the asperger's child as "wierd" or "different" as they themselves change from children (who are generally accepting of everybody) to teens who are much more conscious of "normal" and "abnormal." adult function is based on severity of disorder + psychological effects of their growth & dev. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can anyone give me a detailed description of traits for aspergers that are commonly found in teens?
Not room for details: Autism spectrum disorders including asperger's disorder are developmental brain disorders. These individuals have difficulty with social skills that interfere with their ability to function normally. Many different characteristics can be present. Difficulty with conversation, inability to think abstractly, repetitive movements and verbalizations, sensory processing problems, etc... ...Read more
Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but...: A person with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders can feel romantic notions like any body eles but the level of emotional energy required to maintain a relationship can be exhausting for them and they have to work harder on their ability to continue to show emotions and communicate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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