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My son has aspergers and has trouble reading social situations, he complains of voices, how can he succeed in school he has very high test scores?

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Dr. Grant Brenner
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Early intervention

The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services.
Social skills are important to address intensively and early, i.e. with group skill training and individual therapy and coaching. Other associated symptoms may be alleviated with proper medication management as well. You should look into other resources, e.g. Autism advocacy online.

In brief: Early intervention

The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services.
Social skills are important to address intensively and early, i.e. with group skill training and individual therapy and coaching. Other associated symptoms may be alleviated with proper medication management as well. You should look into other resources, e.g. Autism advocacy online.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is very good advice. Asperger's has many plusses, especially in our era in which the ability to focus on an academic subject and be comfortable with technology is so important. Learning to say nice things, and choosing a strength / endurance sport over a team / coordination sport can be very helpful for these youngsters.
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
Pediatrics

In brief: Aspergers

It is important that he understands that his main problem with interacting with his peers is being able to read facial expressions.
Just like learning words to be able to read books, he will need to memorize basic facial expressions. According to a recent study, there are 21 different facial expressions. He needs to learn these and the emotions behind them for appropriate response. He can do this

In brief: Aspergers

It is important that he understands that his main problem with interacting with his peers is being able to read facial expressions.
Just like learning words to be able to read books, he will need to memorize basic facial expressions. According to a recent study, there are 21 different facial expressions. He needs to learn these and the emotions behind them for appropriate response. He can do this
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