Asperger syndrome is a neurological disorder that is described by difficulties in developmental and other disorder with similar characteristics of autism. It is distinguish by difficulties in social interaction; difficulties in speech like unusual use of language and unable to communicate effectively; poor motor coordination like physical clumsiness; and remarkable interests and other strange mannerism. Teenagers find it somehow difficult to manage.
Teens with Asperger Syndrome longs to have friends and form relationships.
In adolescence years physical and emotional changes happen in all teens and where they often crave for friendships. However sadly, for teens with Asperger Syndrome, they find it hard to adapt to new environment and situations. They have difficulty in fitting in with others and feel socially isolated. Due to their unusual mannerisms and behaviors, like scripted and repetitive speech, and avoiding eye contact to others, they are often bullied and rejected. For some teens, they feel selfish and detached because they cannot share and express their feelings and thoughts. They feel alone, secluded, and afraid to interact with other teenagers.
Personal grooming, is one of those a teen with Asperger Syndrome lacks.
For normal young adults, they usually follow the trends in fashions. In teenage females, they wear make ups or dye their hair while in males, they always shave. They go on dates and engaged to sports where they can bond to their friends. Unlike to teens with Asperger Syndrome, they forget to shave and comb their hair. They also have no care for clothing fashion and to their appearance. Another is they are obsessive in solving puzzles and patterns. And because of their poor motor coordination and poor social interaction, they do not join any sports activities.
In school, teens with Asperger Syndrome, often fails in school because of their difficulty in organizing materials and they are distracted easily in their classes. They have problems in making their school projects or term paper especially if it is a group project. All the feeling of loneliness and rejection, young adults become depress and develop attention problems. And because of emotional changes this is sometimes lead to problems of drugs and alcohol.
Asperger Syndrome teenagers need help!
To be able to avoid this, through therapy with the help of their parents, teachers, school nurse, counselor, or doctor they will be able to adapt to a new environment and situations. Through them, they will be able to give extra attention to their needs. That way they can prepared to the changes during adolescence years. Teen with Asperger Syndrome will learn how to communicate well and interact to others and make friends.
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