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Are there treatments for asperger's syndrome?
32 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
18 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Children and adults with asperger's struggle with language disorders, poor interpersonal skills, eccentric behaviors and sometimes obsessive interests.
Intelligence is usually normal. Therapies center on improving speech, improving social interactions, and limiting over-stimulation. School can be adapted, if needed. Medication may be used if additional problems exist- anxiety, adhd, and odd.

In brief: YES
Children and adults with asperger's struggle with language disorders, poor interpersonal skills, eccentric behaviors and sometimes obsessive interests.
Intelligence is usually normal. Therapies center on improving speech, improving social interactions, and limiting over-stimulation. School can be adapted, if needed. Medication may be used if additional problems exist- anxiety, adhd, and odd.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: There is help
Individuals with asperger's have above normal intelligence, but like other forms of autism, have difficulties with language in the areas of conversations and interactions (i.
e., social skills). Speech therapy, focusing on direct instruction on pragmatic language, as well as participation in structured group therapy settings (play groups, social skills groups, teen groups) can help improve skills.

In brief: There is help
Individuals with asperger's have above normal intelligence, but like other forms of autism, have difficulties with language in the areas of conversations and interactions (i.
e., social skills). Speech therapy, focusing on direct instruction on pragmatic language, as well as participation in structured group therapy settings (play groups, social skills groups, teen groups) can help improve skills.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: YES,YES,YES
Behavioral intervention, occupational therapy, and at times speech therapy have shown to be beneficial in improving quality of life.
Medication at times is helpful in controlling individual symptoms.Parent teaching also is very helpful.

In brief: YES,YES,YES
Behavioral intervention, occupational therapy, and at times speech therapy have shown to be beneficial in improving quality of life.
Medication at times is helpful in controlling individual symptoms.Parent teaching also is very helpful.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
Because social skills are such a problem finding a behavioral therapist that runs social skills groups for children can be very helpful. The interactive metronome can help with the coordination difficulties that are sometimes seen and neurofeedback can help with the anxiety and self regulating that can also be a problem.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A gift
Whether asperger's is a real entity is debated, but there's no question that some youngsters are physically awkward (which they'll always be, though i've known "aspie" bodybuilders and swimmers) and have trouble picking up social cues and developing social graces (which can be learned if junior is ready for guidance).
The upside is the ability to focus the mind narrowly and productively.

In brief: A gift
Whether asperger's is a real entity is debated, but there's no question that some youngsters are physically awkward (which they'll always be, though i've known "aspie" bodybuilders and swimmers) and have trouble picking up social cues and developing social graces (which can be learned if junior is ready for guidance).
The upside is the ability to focus the mind narrowly and productively.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
This has not been the experience of my families who have children with Asperger's syndrome. The children struggle with communication skills, peer relations ships, eccentric behaviors and sometimes, obsessive interests. Families work hard to help their affected children manage every-day issues. Many are subject to bullying at school. Fortunately, many effective behavior therapies are available.
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