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 child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you.

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How do I recognize correctly the signs of aspergers syndrome for a child?

Get an assessment. The only way to get a correct diagnosis is to see a healthcare professional. Read more...
Asperger. Asperger can be diagnosed by using the m-chat screening test to see if your child has it. Then referal to specialist to help confirm the diagnosis. Read more...
Developmental pedi. Mchatt is not diagnostic but is a screen for communication disorders along the autistic spectrum - asperger's (currently part of the spectrum), autism and pdd-nos (pervasive developmentl disorder, not otherwise specified).A pediatrician specializing in development (board certified) is optimal for determining DX in child with "+" mchatt, & required to get help thru state funding in most states. Read more...
Asperger. A real good book is called asperger syndrome by tony attwood. You can purchase a copy from amazon, as well as other works by the same author. I highly recommend it. Good luck to you. Read more...
Why do you ask? There's no pill to cure it, and it's managed by learning and adapting. The kid who's poor in sports, socially awkward, seems baffled by others, acts like a jerk without meaning to, and has narrowly-focused interests that may seem strange needs guidance rather than a diagnosis. Strength sports over coordination / team sports. Guidance with people-skills. Managed well, Asperger's is a huge plus. Read more...

How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

Many ways. Be sure of the diagnosis. You should be under the care of a doctor & therapist experienced in treating aspies. Take pride in your individuality. Talk to other aspies. See many aspies have unique abilities that can be capitalized on. Mostly love yourself. Read more...
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...
Lots of pluses. Choose your focus. Tech, science and math win. Comics, superstition, and train schedules lose. If you can tolerate being single, it is a HUGE plus. Find a strength or fitness sport rather than a teamwork / coordination sport. Get guidance on how to talk to people. Aspies do best if they only say nice things. Welcome to the community of folks who are different but happy. Read more...

I have 2 kids one has a major heart defect and has aspergers syndrome. My other was born 100% healthy. What are my odds of having another healthy baby?

It Depends. There may be more factors to consider before arriving at reasonably predictable odds. I suggest, you seek out a medical geneticist for your best answer. There are dna tests needed along with a precise history from both sides of the family; then the odds can be calculated. It would, in my opinion, be unethical to give you the answer you want without having much more data. Good luck. Read more...
To find out specific. Genetic risks for each condition, your pediatrician can order blood tests called comparative genomic hybridization. 30-40% of children with congenitalheart disease have an associated genetic disorder. Since autistic disorder is multifactorial, i.e., from many causes, it's harder to know the risk, but the cgh shows what's called a "copy repeat error" in a small segment of dna in about 15% of kids. Read more...