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Question?: Asperger Syndrome

Laura asks…

Can someone please explain to me what Asperger syndrome is?

I made a new friend and she told me that she had Asperger syndrome I read a little about it online but I still don’t fully understand it 🙁 can someone help me? Please no rude answers!

admin answers:

I have Asperger’s basically I find it hard to make friends (socialize) , I stick to a very fixed routine which I cannot break. People with Asperger’s often have 1 to 3 obsessions (like Astrology, Trains etc) with me it is the Weather & Animals. Not everyone with Asperger’s is the same. They are tend to clumsy and find it very hard/impossible to make eye-contact with someone. I am of average-intelligence like most Asperger’s suffers. They can be ultra-sensitive to sounds, smell or light. They often take things rather literally like “I feel like killing you” the person with Asperger’s may take this literally and get frightened, although I have learnt that is is just a figure of speech. We find is difficult to read other people’s facial expressions and body language. I could name more traits but I’m too tired. One more thing they often have excellent memories especially with date of births, childhood memories etc. I hope you and your friend have an excellent time together forever.
Take care. Good-bye.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Test

Sandy asks…

How do people with learning disabilities have normal intelligence when they can have academic delays?

I’m confused when I go on websites and it says that people with learning disabilities have average to above average intelligence. Also, can a person with aspergers syndrome have a learning disability? Why do people say people with autism have lower intelligence but can be VERY smart?

admin answers:

People with Aspergers syndrome score between above average and genius levels on IQ testing so whoever said that was probably talking about the severe Autism cases on the low end of the spectrum…. Not those with Aspergers.

And yes people with Aspergers can have a learning disability. A learning disability only means that there is a block causing the individual to not be able to learn in the conventional ways. I have Aspergers and I have a math disability. I have to learn math a different way then how it is typically taught, therefore it took longer for me to learn it. But in every other area I was in advanced placement and honors classes.

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Question?: Autistic

Mandy asks…

What is the probability of the sibling of a victim of autism having an autistic offspring?

My brother is autistic, and I am wondering 10-20 years down the road, were I to have children, what the chance of having an autistic child would be.

admin answers:

Autistics are not victims!

I am an Aspie/ADHD, my spouse is also an Aspie. We both have IQ’s over 140.

1 kid is a high functioning Autistic, 2 others are Aspies and 1 other is non-Autistic.

All my nephews and nieces are normal.
My parents are of average intelligence.
My oldest sibling is bi-polar as well as having schizophrenia with below average intellect (IQ ~75-80).

Does it run in families?
It must be passed down somewhere, somehow,seeing it is a genetic condition.

Will you have children that would be Autistic?
Very unlikely.

Why I beleive that?
I have over 65 cousins and 2nd cousins and none of them are Autistic to any degree.

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Autism Disorder Spectrum Gets a Boost From Artificial Intelligence

Our nation’s challenge with autism is real, and it is significant – this is not something we can pretend away, or hope it will disappear – it won’t. Thankfully, there is a large group of folks working to solve this problem. I’d like to take a few minutes to speak to you about all this because it has been a topic of conversation at our think tank for quite a number of years.

Now then, just to give you an example of some of what is being done to get a handle on the enormity of this problem – consider this new innovation. The MedGadget Website has a very cool innovation listed on April 19, 2012 in an article with a nice graphic display titled; “Autworks: A Web-Based Tool to Diagnose Autism,” by Jan Sinnige. The article/essay stated;

“In the latest issue of Nature Translational Psychiatry, researchers from the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School published a new algorithm to detect autism much quicker. They developed a web-based tool to complete these questionnaires and tested the contribution of each survey question individually to diagnose the autism disorder. They found that only seven questions were sufficient for an accurate diagnosis.”

Interestingly enough, autism diagnoses have increased drastically and one study indicated that autism occurs now in 1 out of every 88 children, if this is the case, it’s beyond epidemic proportions. An article worthy of your consideration on this was written by Shirley S. Wang published on March 20, 2012 titled; “Autism Diagnoses Up Sharply in the US,” and as I was discussing this with a local county case worker here specializing in adult autism cases she speculated that the increase was two-fold.

First, there is much more awareness these days, therefore any mental anomalies would be duly noted, plus, there were an increase in cases. Some grad students I spoke with from the University of Riverside had put together a diagnosis matrix, which was helping them identify where on the autism spectrum each student in High School Special Ed was at, thus making it easier to teach to their specific needs since the spectrum is so large.

From high functioning autistic conditions to those which are completely debilitating there are solutions to helping individuals through school and life – able to live on their own and enjoy a fruitful life. We are a strong and powerful nation – we have the will to help those who need it most. We can do this. Think on it.

Lance Winslow has written an eBook for the Autism Community to help in raising funds Future Concepts. Lance is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank.

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A comparison of the trait emotional intelligence profiles of individuals with and without Asperger syndrome

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London Psychometric Laboratory, University College London, UK Kristelle Hudry
Centre for Research in Autism and Education, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, UK Georgia Michalaria
Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, UK Viren Swami
Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, UK, and Department of Psychology, HELP University College, Malaysia Nick Sevdalis
Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, and Imperial NIHR Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, UK kv petrides, London Psychometric Laboratory, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK. Email: k.petrides{at}ucl.ac.uk, www.psychometriclab.com Abstract The extent to which the socioemotional impairments of Asperger syndrome (AS) might be extreme manifestations of individual differences within the general population remains under-explored. We compared the trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) profiles of 30 individuals with AS against the profiles of 43 group-matched controls using the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue). Participants with AS scored significantly lower than controls on 12 of the 15 TEIQue facets (?p 2 = 0.09 to 0.49) as well as on all four factors and the global score of the construct (?p 2 = 0.07 to 0.41). There was a significant main effect of gender, with men generally scoring higher than women. Results are discussed from the perspective of trait EI theory, with emphasis on its implications for the socioemotional impairments associated with AS.

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Pervasive Development Disorder – Some Things About The Pervasive Development Disorders

Pervasive Development Disorder

The pervasive development disorders are a group of conditions, containing: autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified. Children in on autism have problems in communicating and relating to a larger number of people, properties have problems in the imagination and with the understanding of reality. Pervasive Development Disorder

In the majority of cases, there can seem a little degree of mental retardation. The children with Asperger’s syndrome have average or above average intelligence, they develop normally in the areas of language and cognition, but they have problems with social interaction and communication, a narrow range of interests and often have difficulty concentrating and poor coordination. Pervasive Development Disorder


The children with Rett’s syndrome have the symptoms mentioned before, but the also suffer the loss of many motor or movement skills. This condition affects usually girls, because it is linked to a defect on the X chromosome. Childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare condition and children affected by it begin their development normally, but between the age of 2-10 many of the developed skills will be lost. Those affected by this illness may lose control of other functions, including bowel and bladder control. Pervasive Development Disorder

Pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified refers to children that are too social to be considered autistic, but they still have some difficulty interacting with others, communicating and playing. Children with pervasive development disorders can develop a lot of symptoms and the severity of them depends from case to case. Pervasive Development Disorder

Some general symptoms include difficulty with social interaction, understanding the reality, with verbal communication, problems using and understanding language, repetitive body movements or patterns of behavior. There can also be mentioned difficulty sleeping, aggressive behavior, and nervousness. The cause of these illnesses is not known yet, but researchers are working on it. Pervasive Development Disorder

However, there were studies that suggested that these illnesses are caused by a problem with the nervous system, and there are studies in progress that are examining the structure and function of the brain in people with autism, to find out clues that will lead to a better understanding of these illnesses. Don’t let your love ones suffer anymore! Lead them out through Pervasive Development Disorder program now!

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Asperger’s Fallacy Vs Facts

There is much hearsay about asperger’s syndrome. In dealing with it, you must do some research on all thoughts, ideas, and facts about it. It has been studied that asperger’s is a neuro-biological, neuro-pyschological social disorder. It was Hans Asperger that termed this condition. It characterized many Vienna boy’s features. Asperger also coined the word Autistic Psycopathy which afterward became Asperger’s Syndrome.

Here are the following fallacies corresponded by facts to make you aware of the truth behind asperger’s syndrome.

Fallacy: Poor parenting is the cause of asperger’s.

Fact: This is not true since it has been studied that genetic component is what caused asperger syndrome.

Most said that those with asperger’s lack the sense of imagination.

Fact: The truth behind this is that those with asperger’s syndrome characteristically have strong, one of a kind, and creative imagination. There are even well known known people with this disorder. The creator of Pokermon, Satoshi Tajiri and the creator of the famous The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Anderson are one those many people with asperger’s.

Fallacy: People with asperger’s syndrome have brilliant minds.

Fact: There are those with AS possesses brilliant minds but others are of average intelligence. However, according to studies, there are many that are in the above average category of intelligence.

Fallacy: People with asperger’s syndrome cannot obtain passionate relationships.

Fact: AS people have difficulty to start a passionate relationship and may find it hard to react and what to do in a relationship. It is a mere fact thought that AS people can get married, go to a date, have children just like those without AS. Though, it is significant that their partner must understand the situation their AS partner is undergoing.

Fallacy: Asperger’s are only for children.

Fact: There coping mechanism in adults that develop wherein they can blend in socially. However, this condition is lasting. There are number of adults with AS that find it difficult obtaining a recognized diagnosis in the DSM until the year 1994.

Fallacy: Only male people undergo asperger’s syndrome.

Fact: Since female with AS can do better in blending in and with characteristics as girls that can be socially acceptable to many, they remained undiagnosed. But yes, there are many females with this condition.

Fallacy: Sadly, there is absence of empathy for others to those people with asperger’s.

Fact: Most of them have the capability to care to other people. On the other hand, there are those that are having trouble showing empathy.

Fallacy: Asperger’s syndrome is classified as a disease.

Fact: According to studies, asperger’s syndrome is simply a neurological disparity.

Fallacy: There are vaccines that causes asperger’s syndrome.

Fact: In relation to many studies, the hypothesis wherein there are vaccines that are the cause of asperger’s and even autism has been invalidated. by a number of studies. Today, it has been deliberated that AS is caused by genetics.

Fallacy: Those people with AS are on of the mentally retarded people.

Fact: One of the characteristics to be diagnosed with asperger’s has to obtain at least normal intelligence.

Fallacy: Everyone that has asperger’s syndrome wanted to be cured.

Fact: Number of AS people is adjacent to finding a cure. Most of them despite of the traits they are having accept it as an essential part of who they are.

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Do You Think Your Child May Have Aspergers?

Lots of people have Aspergers syndrome, which is a type of autism that is relatively mild, and many children begin showing symptoms at an early age. Some of the common symptoms of Aspergers can also be present with other disorders, so if you suspect your child has Aspergers syndrome, you should have him or her tested by a child psychologist or other professional. The following are some common Aspergers symptoms you should be aware of.

While kids afflicted with Aspergers syndrome probably have tight relationships with family members, they typically have very few if any friends close to their age. There is a plethora of reasons for this, however a high amount of it is linked to their incapacity to communicate in a way that other people this is regular. A child with Aspergers will seem very shy, aloof or strange to other kids. Communication can also be challenging, as children who are afflicted with Aspergers will at times say things that are improper or maybe shout for no clear reason. From this motive, these kids are habitually broken up and placed in special education classes or in some situations even home schooled, despite them being typically intellectual or even above average. The complexity with socializing is a key syndrome of Aspergers. A symptom of aspergers to keep in mind is sensory input sensitivities such as to light or sound. They may want to avoid bright lights or loud sounds, as well as certain smells or foods. You may find them refusing to eat certain textures or smells. Where many kids won’t react to sounds shapes or odors in their environment a child with aspergers probably will. Especially because the behavior or reaction may be unpredictable it’s important for parents and teachers to learn the triggers. In most cases this can be changed by certain treatments.

Aspergers may also cause kids to have difficult concentrating in school, even if their intelligence is high. These children may have one or more intense interests, and will find it easy to focus on these, but they may have a hard time concentrating on other subjects. Many kids will do better in a subject they like than one they don’t, but the child with Aspergers may do very well in one subject and make no effort at all in another. Children with this condition may get A’s in one subject and F’s in others. Sometimes the child’s teacher may notice that he or she doesn’t follow instructions, even simple ones. This is one symptom of Aspergers, but of course there can be many other reasons children have difficulty with certain subjects in school. The more you are knowledgeable of Aspergers syndrome, the more you’ll be able to collaborate with kids in your life who have this disorder. In this day and age, it’s turning out to be easier to notice and minister to those children and they can more easily lead rather customary lifestyle. If you are guessing that your child is showing signs of Aspergers, the imperative thing is to find out how to communicate effectively with them, so don’t dawdle in looking for the help you might need.
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3 Typical Manifestations of Aspergers in Children

Children can display a wide range of symptoms for Asperger’s syndrome. Because there are many effective treatments available, you don’t need to panic if your child exhibits any symptoms. Because of the special attention needed for children with Asperger’s, recognizing the condition early is important. So consider the following typical Aspergers symptoms to help you figure out if any of them apply to your child.

Aspergers Syndrome children often focus on only one or two interests almost obsessively. This child probably reads books on the subject and show little interest in discussing other topics. These children often have unique interests in weather reports, sports statistics, or particular animals among other strange things. While this may seem strange or eccentric to some, others see it as a job opportunity later in life. Many professors, programmers and scientists are Aspergers patients. A preoccupation with certain interests is a common Aspergers symptom.

Children with Aspergers almost always have difficulty socializing and making friends. Children usually form groups and play games and sports, but someone with Aspergers doesn’t engage in these activities easily. Children with Aspergers have a tendency to stand out and behave in ways that annoy or alienate other kids, unlike severely autistic kids who will not even attempt to socialize. Such children may want to play a game, but play by his own rules and enter or leave the game without warning. Their behavior makes it hard to make friends and interact, so they usually end up as outsiders. In some cases, children with Aspergers will be teased or bullied by classmates. This inability to play in groups or follow the rules of games or sports is one typical symptom of Aspergers in children.

Difficulty with certain subjects in school is common with children who have Aspergers’, even though their intelligence may be normal or even above average. They are likely to have a very hard time focusing on anything that doesn’t interest them, though they may have a favorite subject that they excel in. Naturally, all children find it easier to do well in their favorite subjects, but someone with Aspergers may show a complete disregard for anything that doesn’t interest him. So the child may get outstanding grades in his or her favorite subject and have a hard time passing other classes. Children with Aspergers may have a hard time with simple tasks like lining up or following simple instructions. Although children with Aspergers often have these symptoms, many kids who don’t have this condition have such problems for other reasons. The more knowledge you have toward Aspergers syndrome, the more you’ll be able to work with any kids in your life who have this affliction. Today, it’s becoming easier to see and cure such children, and they can more easily live pretty common lives. If you are deducing that your kid has indicators of Aspergers, the essential thing is to figure out how to effectively communicate with him or her, so don’t delay in looking for the assistance you might need.
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Seeking Support From Other Parents of Children with Aspergers Syndrome

When it comes to taking care of children with Aspergers syndrome, it is probable that you will need to be both uncomplaining and resourceful, as every child is unique and it might be necessary to experiment with a plethora of tactics before recognizing the one that works the best. While it is a good idea to discuss with qualified general practitioners, psychologists, and school administrators, don’t forget that you know your child best, therefore you also need to use your own intelligence and skills of observation. Up next are some healing methods for Aspergers that might work optimally for your child.

Because of their learning style, many children with Aspergers have difficulty learning in a normal classroom setting, even though they are extremely bright. You may need to talk the your child’s teachers and the school administrators to get your child extra help. A concise, step by step learning method works best for children with Asperger’s as well as having both verbal and visual instructions. They may be labeled as a slow learner but this is seldom true; all they need is a teacher who knows how their mind works. So part of treating a child with Aspergers is making sure that they get any academic help they need. Since public schools are required by law to provide resources to children with special needs, don’t be afraid to talk to your school and make sure they are doing everything they can to help your child learn. Even though common expectations are that there is a drug to treat everything, there is no specific medication for Aspergers syndrome. But there are medications available that can help treat particular symptoms related to this condition. Many children with Aspergers also suffer from other conditions that can include ADD, bipolar disorder, and depression. Medication, in some cases, has been used to effectively control these symptoms. No one set of medications will work in all cases because of the varied symptoms of Aspergers. So, as far as treating kids with Aspergers, there is no single drug for it, but medication may be prescribed to help with certain symptoms.

You can often get a great deal of help from other parents of children with Aspergers syndrome. There may be support groups in your area. Be sure and check out forums and online groups. Information and tips can be found here, as well as moral support.

If you have just discovered your child’s condition, you may be able to find a parent with an older child with Aspergers syndrome who can give you advice. With all the options available, your child’s doctor or psychologist may not be aware of all the treatment options, and you may learn other options through here. Reach out through all the information available and find others who are familiar with this situation. Other parents can be a huge help when dealing with Aspergers syndrome.

You can do a variety of things to alleviate a child who has Aspergers and the particular strategy you use needs to be based on the child’s distinctive needs. In a lot of situation, you can discover helpful healing methods to aid with the more challenging syndromes. While your child will always be a bit unusual, there are no grounds for him or her not being able to lead a cheery or industrious life. The cures for Aspergers that we have been researching can assist you in determining the optimal selections. Small Chicken Coop Plans what you need to know before you start building. Not all hen house plans are created equal.
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