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How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

Asperger Syndrome is: no longer a valid diagnosis, as the core symptoms are those of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Kids with ADHD-Combined Type, have hyperactivity/impulsivity that can impact their peer interaction & prosocial problem-solving skills & kids with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type can seem "spacey", but they don't have the social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments that cause atypical behaviors in ASD ...Read more

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Did helen keller have usher syndrome?

Did helen keller have usher syndrome?

No: She lost her hearing and eyesight from an acute illness as a child. ...Read more

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Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

To find out if it is: You & his teacher can fill out the australian scale for aspergers in children for your pediatrician ( see tony attwood & o.A.S.I.S.Org, ) but it's not specific for asperger's. He needs evaluations by a neuropsychologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, et al in a specialty clinic to diagnose an autistic disorder. They'll need all reports from doctors, schools, slt & extensive history. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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Autism spectrum over asperger?

Autism spectrum over asperger?

Because the same: Deficits in social understanding (e.g., lack of theory of mind & facial recognition) underlie autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos, autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-5 diagnosis that includes all 3. The myth is that all people with as have " genius" iq's; when the current definition of as requires an iq > 70, in the "normal" range, not necessarily avg. Or above, . ...Read more

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Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Aspergers: Try all cats have aspergers, my book max gamer, and depending on age, freaks, geeks, and aspergers syndrome. http://www.maxgameronline.com learn more here http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Is aspergers genetic?

Is aspergers genetic?

Autism is genetic : So many factors seem to be under research but science has deleted vaccine to many factors which media has made a drama of with some celebrities whose kids did not have autismit .Since the incidence is so high researchers from all over are jumping in to find out all the variables to find out what else could be the factors along with genes to help us with this most complicated spectrum of illness. ...Read more

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Book for learning disabilities/adhd teen?

Book for learning disabilities/adhd  teen?

Check out websites: There are excellent websites such as chadd.Org or www.Ldanatl.Org/. The former is for adhd, the latter for learning disabilities. Both have lots of wonderful materials for parents. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome a type of autism?

Is asperger's syndrome a type of autism?

Yes.: There are degrees & variations of autism. Aspergers does have a particular set of characteristics, but it can be considered a subset of autism. Aspergers is probably going to fade away as a discrete diagnosis soon. It is being lumped into the category now more commonly known as autistic spectrum disorder (asd). ...Read more

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Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Yes: Asperger is in the autistic spectrum where language delay is a foremost symptom. Since it is a relatively mild form of the condition it is not too surprising that speech is developing. ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

None at all: These are synonymous terms. The "formal" diagnosis is asperger's disorder. Syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that co-occur and help us identify a disorder. All this will change may 2013. The new diagnostic manual (dsm-5) lumps autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Sometimes, depending: Most people with asperger's syndrome do not have language delays, and are able to work and earn their livings. They do have difficulty relating to others though, and see the world very differently. There are varying intensities of these problems, and how much they interfere with social interactions. Any disability evaluation would have to consider these issues. http://tinyurl.com/nxtwc8c. ...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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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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How is asperger's syndrome diagnosed?

Clinically: Asperger syndrome, like autism, is diagnosed by clinical observation and feedback from family and teachers. There is no link to vaccines and parenting style does not cause asperger or autism. Look for behavioral aspects; a strange fascination with mundane objects, stereotyped or ritualistic movements, or a lack of social interaction. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read more

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Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website.Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine 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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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What is aspergers syndrome?

What is aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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Can aspergers last forever?

How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if you had aspergers?

What to do if you had aspergers?

Great question: Remember the many plusses. Choose your intellectual focus in something that helps others & will get you a good job. Science & tech -- find what you like best. Get a strength or endurance sport rather than one with teammate interactions. Keep life simple. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Tell folks, "i'm just me" rather than "i have a disease." u'll be liked. ...Read more

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I think my nephew has aspergers?

Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more

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Is aspergers a curse or a blessing?

It's not magic: On the whole, it's probably a plus. Choose a sport that's about endurance / strength rather than coordination / teamwork. Say only nice things. Get guidance with social skills that others learn naturally. Focus on science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far in life. If being alone / single is okay with you, you're extra-fortunate. Embrace who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers?

What are the symptoms of aspergers?

Asperger Syndrome : is now Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. The same deficits in facial recognition, joint attention & Theory Of Mind impair social reciprocity/communication & cause narrow, repetitive areas of interest in anyone on the spectrum. IQ > 70, in the normal range, poor conversational skills, atypical speech inflections, awkward social interactions &, in many, non-verbal learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Can you die from aspergers syndrome?

No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read more

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How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

Maybe with Oxytocin: Early trials with oxytocin have been encouraging. It will take some time however, for this treatment to effectively go mainstream. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for aspergers?

What are the symptoms for aspergers?

Social impairment: An impairment in social interaction with problems using non-verbal behaviors such as eye gaze. Can't develop peer relationships. A lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Keep in mind that many people have some symptoms of asperger's, yet do not have the disorder. Diagnosis should only be made by a trained professional. ...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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Can there be a way to cure aspergers?

No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...Read more

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What to do about aspergers syndrome!?

OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www.Aspergersyndrome.Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311. ...Read more

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How do you get assessed for aspergers?

How do you get assessed for aspergers?

Aspergers: You need to find a ggod psychologist who does this kind of testing in adults. Consult your priamry care doctor as a first step. ...Read more

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Could anybody have aspergers syndrome?

No: It is a developmental disorder that is life-long. You cannot come down with it later in life. Best wishes. ...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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What are symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more