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Question?: Asperger Syndrome In Adults

Mary asks…

What are the best career options for people with Asperger’s syndrome?

Asperger‘s syndrome is a high functioning austism.

admin answers:

There is a great book about this topic that I highly recommend:
“Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism” by Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy, and Tony Attwood. It not only has career ideas and descriptions, but includes strategies to use to make the workplace more comfortable for a person with Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism.

Temple Grandin also briefly discusses this topic in this article: “Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism” – http://www.autism.org/temple/tips.html

Other favorite resources include:

Websites:

“Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew” by Ellen Notbohm – http://www.southflorida.com/sfparenting/sfe-sfp-autism,0,6196233.story

Website of Paula Kluth, Ph.D. – http://www.paulakluth.com/autism.html

Positively Autism (free online magazine, includes free lessons/activities) – http://www.positivelyautism.com

Books:

“Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome” by Jerry Newport

“You’re Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students With Autism in the Inclusive Classroom” By Paula Kluth

“Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism” By Paul Collins

Any book by Temple Grandin

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Question?: Pdd Nos Symptoms

Carol asks…

Do you know something about Aspergen Syndrome?

I’m very interested in the diagnostic for children, 4-5 years.

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What is Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills.

The most distinguishing symptom of AS is a child’s obsessive interest in a single object or topic to the exclusion of any other. Children with AS want to know everything about their topic of interest and their conversations with others will be about little else. Their expertise, high level of vocabulary, and formal speech patterns make them seem like little professors. Other characteristics of AS include repetitive routines or rituals; peculiarities in speech and language; socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior and the inability to interact successfully with peers; problems with non-verbal communication; and clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements.

Children with AS are isolated because of their poor social skills and narrow interests. They may approach other people, but make normal conversation impossible by inappropriate or eccentric behavior, or by wanting only to talk about their singular interest. Children with AS usually have a history of developmental delays in motor skills such as pedaling a bike, catching a ball, or climbing outdoor play equipment. They are often awkward and poorly coordinated with a walk that can appear either stilted or bouncy.

Is there any treatment?

The ideal treatment for AS coordinates therapies that address the three core symptoms of the disorder: poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness. There is no single best treatment package for all children with AS, but most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better.

An effective treatment program builds on the child’s interests, offers a predictable schedule, teaches tasks as a series of simple steps, actively engages the child’s attention in highly structured activities, and provides regular reinforcement of behavior. It may include social skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication for co-existing conditions, and other measures.

What is the prognosis?

With effective treatment, children with AS can learn to cope with their disabilities, but they may still find social situations and personal relationships challenging. Many adults with AS are able to work successfully in mainstream jobs, although they may continue to need encouragement and moral support to maintain an independent life.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In Adults Checklist

Betty asks…

How can you tell if you have autism?

Are there any online tests that I can take before I try and talk to a doctor about it?
I’m not looking to self diagnose, I am just looking for answers. I’ve known something was wrong with me since I was little, I just dont know what.
1574 – That describes me almost perfectly. I never look anyone in the eyes, I dont know why it just feels wierd.

I dont talk that much if at all, people make fun of me because of that all the time. I simply say – I have nothing to say, I dont see a reason to talk, and I dont want to.

And it is extremely hard for me to socialize. I dont understand how other people do it, I dont totally understand the point of it, most of it seems fake to me.

And I definatley do things on a sceduel, any deviating off this sceduel will really upset me.
I never really had the option of getting it diagnosed as a child.

In second grade they did try to put me into a remedial class. They made me take an IQ test which I ended up scoring a 135 on blowing that idea of theirs out of the water.

They ended up saying I have ADHD and made me take Ritalin every day…

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Do you find yourself confused in social situations?

Are you passionately interested in a single topic?

Is it tough for you to make and maintain eye contact?

Then you, like many talented and intelligent adults, may be diagnosable with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome is different from other disorders on the autism spectrum, in part, because it is often diagnosed in older children and adults as opposed to very young children. That’s because Asperger Syndrome is a relatively mild form of ASD which does not include problems with basic language skills. Many people with Asperger Syndrome are very bright and capable. The issues that emerge for people diagnosed with Aspergers are related specifically to social and communication skills — skills that only become signficant as people get older and need to negotiate complex social situations.

The History of Asperger Syndrome
Hans Asperger was a Viennese child psychologist who worked with a group of boys all of whom had similar developmental differences. While they were all intelligent, and had normal language skills, they also had a set of autism-like symptoms. He came up with a description and diagnostic criteria for a syndrome, which he named for himself.

As a result of the second world war, Asperger’s work disappeared for a number of years. When it reappeared in the late 1980’s, it garnered a good deal of interest. Today, Asperger’s Syndrome is in the news virtually every day.

What does it mean to have Asperger’s Syndrome?
Clearly, since so many successful people seem to have the diagnosis (Dan Ackroyd, for one, announced his diagnosis on the air — and rumor has it that Bill Gates may also have Asperger’s) it is not a disability in the classic sense. In fact, some historians suggest that Einstein, Mozart, and Alan Turing (the inventor of the first electronic computer) may all have been diagnosable with Asperger’s.

What people with Asperger’s Syndrome do have in common is a set of characteristics that may make social interaction particularly difficult. Many “aspies” (a term that teens and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome sometimes use to refer to themselves) have been bullied or teased as children. They may be awkward with the opposite sex. And they may have a tough time maneuvering through complex social cues at school, at work, or elsewhere.

The Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service(CLASS), an organization in the United Kingdom that works with adults with Asperger’s has developed a simple ten question checklist to help with a preliminary self-diagnosis. If you answered “yes” to some or most of these questions, you may decide to find out more.

1.) I find social situations confusing.

2.) I find it hard to make small talk.

3.) I did not enjoy imaginative story-writing at school.

4.) I am good at picking up details and facts.

5.) I find it hard to work out what other people are thinking and feeling.

6.) I can focus on certain things for very long periods.

7.) People often say I was rude even when this was not intended.

8.) I have unusually strong, narrow interests.

9.) I do certain things in an inflexible, repetitive way.

10.) I have always had difficulty making friends.

If you do answer “yes” to many of these questions relative to yourself or a loved one, you may have uncovered an undiagnosed case of Asperger’s Syndrome.

For some teens and adults, this is a tremendous relief: it puts a name on a set of issues that has troubled them throughout their lives. And it also opens the door to support, treatment, and community.
But there is no obligation to do anything at all about Asperger’s Syndrome. In fact, many adults feel that being an “aspie” is a point of pride. They are unique, often successful individuals who are simply … themselves!

Check out this link, at the bottom of the page there are several related articles you might be interested in:

http://autism.about.com/od/aspergerssyndrome/a/adultsaspergers.htm

I hope this info helps! I have a relative that has this & he had almost the exact same experience you did in elementary school.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome

Lisa asks…

What is the difference between Asperger Syndrome and Asperger Disorder?

I was reading a book about people in history who could have AS. But the author says one person could have Asperger Disorder instead of Asperger Syndrome.

admin answers:

Asperger disorder is another name for Asperger syndrome-they are one in the same:

Asperger syndrome ( also called Asperger’s syndrome, Asperger’s disorder, Asperger’s or AS) is one of several autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted, stereotyped interests and activities.
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Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome was named after Dr. Hans Asperger, who is credited for discovering the disorder. Dr. Asperger referred to the autistic children he studied as “little professors” because,instead of having significantly delayed skills, they displayed highly developed intellectual functioning.

In children with this pervasive developmental disorder, language, curiosity, and cognitive development proceed normally while there is substantial delay in social interaction and“development of restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.”

Persons suffering from Asperger generally function better in verbal, linguistic performance than in visual, three-dimensional and motor skills. This is in contrast to people with the classic form of autism.

Patients suffering from Asperger have normal speech development. This does not imply that communication is normal. It is characteristic that speech is often interpreted concretely. They will enter into lengthy discussions, introducing the most illogical arguments and succeed in talking the hind leg off a donkey. This often applies to people with a normal to supernormal intelligence who are motor disabled and have limitations under an ‘autism disorder.’

Those with Asperger often suffer a greater degree of difficulty being accepted in normal social situations because they are intellectually normal, but have unusual behaviors. Therefore, they’re sometimes labeled as “odd” or “eccentric” rather than as individuals with a real medical disorder.

A short review of some distinguishing Asperger syndrome characteristics:

•Lack of imagination
While they often excel at learning facts and figures, people with Asperger syndrome find it hard to think in abstract ways. This can cause problems for children in school where they may have difficulty with particular subjects such as literature or religious studies.

•Special interests
People with Asperger syndrome often develop an almost obsessive interest in a hobby or collecting. Usually their interest involves arranging or memorizing facts about a particular subject, such as train timetables, Derby winners or the dimensions of cathedrals.

•Love of routines
People with Asperger syndrome often find change upsetting. Young children may impose their routines upon their families, such as insisting on always walking the same route to school. At school, sudden changes, such as a correction to the timetable, may upset them.People with Asperger syndrome often prefer to order their day according to a set pattern.
If they work set hours, any unexpected delay, such as a traffic hold-up or a late train, can make them anxious or distressed.

People with Asperger syndrome exhibit autistic characteristics like obsessive behaviors or lack of social and communication skills. Like all ASDs, the level and severity of these signs will vary from person to person.

Asperger syndrome has been diagnosed more often during the last few years and has obtained its own place in the DSM-IV. The idea that the Asperger syndrome is only found in persons with a normal to supernormal intelligence is under discussion.

Uta Frith, an authority in the field of Asperger, is concerned about the fact that Asperger may be prone to over-diagnosis. Not everybody showing clumsiness in making contact with others or behaving strangely is suffering from Asperger.

Another danger is caused by the phenomenon that many people seem to indicate famous scientists or artists may have suffered Asperger. Names like Newton and Einstein are offered as proof that Asperger is a mild form of autism bordering on genius.
Asperger, however, is not a mild form of autism. Although many people suffering Asperger are able to cope well with the help of friends, family or a partner, others are prone to develop other disorders like an anxiety disorder or depression.

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Criteria for Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological illness that is part of a set of conditions called autism spectrum disorders. The name “autism spectrum” refers to progressive disabilities that comprise autism as well as other illnesses with comparable characteristics.

What it is to know with Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome can be known and detected in many ways. One major criterion is the patient’s qualitative impairment in social interaction. This is revealed by the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye contact, facial expressions, body postures, and gestures to control social interaction. Other patients suffering in this disorder also fail to cultivate peer relationships fitting to their developmental levels. They also have lack of natural seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people and they also have the lack of social or emotional reciprocity.


How to identify if a person has Asperger Syndrome?

* Another major criterion to identify Asperger syndrome is the patient’s limited repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, likes, and activities.

* Patients have encompassing obsession with stereotyped and restricted patterns of interests that is abnormal in intensity and/ or in focus.

* They also have stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms like hand or finger twisting and flapping and whole body complex movements.

* They also have persistent obsession with parts of objects and are apparently adherent to specific, non-functional routines.

* The Disorder also causes clinically major impairment in the community, in work and in other important areas of functioning. However, there is no delay in language of children with asperger syndrome. In example, two year olds use single words to communicate while 3 year-old use communicative phrases.

* There is also no setback in the progress of self-help abilities, adaptive behavior, and curiosity about the surroundings in childhood.

These criteria sounds like there’s a significant difference in diagnosis between Asperger syndrome and High-functioning Autism, but the truth is, in the words of Asperger syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood, “the difference between them is mostly in the spelling.”

This is mainly the situation as children grow up and differentiations in language ability at the age of three become extraneous. When children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism become teenagers, those distinctions have basically disappeared, making it very hard to differentiate amid the two diagnoses.

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Growing up with aspergers—a sibling speculates

Ever since I started working for an autism clinic ten years ago, learning about autism spectrum disorders through virtual osmosis, I began to think back on growing up with my younger brother. He seemed to exhibit symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome.  Asperger’s syndrome is a form of high-functioning autism. Children and adults carrying a diagnosis of the syndrome exhibit high intelligence, intense interests and obsessive behaviors, and a lack of social skills. I’m not a clinical person and my brother was never diagnosed as having Asperger’s, but we were kids back in the early 70’s, before the epidemic.  Now, approximately 1 in every 100 children in the United States carries a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

My brother was often in his own obsessive little world, which started me thinking about his other behaviors. When we were kids he was heavy into board games. I stopped playing with him at one point because I rarely won due to his obsession with winning strategies—something I had no clue about as a kid. How many 7-year-olds think “strategy” when playing board games? I didn’t know about it, but I learned. I only beat him at Risk once. I never played Risk with him after that; it was my strategy to thwart his revenge of a rematch victory. It didn’t stop him from playing, however—he would often play games like Monopoly, Sorry, Risk and Life by himself, playing all the pieces! In junior high it became Atari, Dungeon’s and Dragons, Castle Wolfenstein, chess, and a World War II board game that involved days of playing for hours on end, sometimes with another obsessive friend of his, sometimes by himself. Once one of his “Mr. Toad Manias” took hold, it didn’t let go until all the experience was wrung out of it, like his “break dancing” fascination. He would spend endless hours on the back patio practicing—it hurt watching him practice those head spins!  He was an impressive break dancer; it did blow my mind watching him dance in a “free-style” competition and holding his own.

My brother’s lack of picking up social clues also came into play. He would often solicit my parents about something he wanted at the worst possible moment, clueless to the bad timing. One Thanksgiving a few years ago, he approached me and started telling jokes, firing off one joke after another, not picking up that I wasn’t enjoying the joke gauntlet. In fact, the onslaught of his jokes and loud voice made me uncomfortable.

Another incident when we were kids comes to mind: every summer we took a road trip from California to Utah to visit my father’s family. On one of our “Utah or Bust” vacations, my brother eloped from the hotel room in the middle of the night, unbeknownst to the family. We got a call from the hotel front desk saying they had a lost child there saying his name was “Dr. Smith” that matched my brother’s description. He was only 5 years old at the time but his cover name was a real insight into all of the “Lost in Space” reruns he watched obsessively; he had taken on the identity of his favorite character on the show, Dr. Smith. As luck would have it, Dr. Smith returned to his family that summer.

Working at the autism center has taught me about what I hadn’t understood before, about my brother and his “awkwardness” for lack of a better word (perhaps the word is “Asperger’s”). It hasn’t been easy between us all these years. There was a big emotional void of communication between us, but then, that happens in families, not so much indicative of Asperger’s. Through all this I’m still learning how to understand and communicate myself, hence my blogging. It helps me reach out to others in reference, to articulate and share information. And in life’s long and winding road of lessons and experience there are many blessings in disguise. Getting along in the world with all its quirks and handicaps, it’s good to count your blessings in disguise, or at least appreciate them when and where you can.

J.J. Nelson is a Corporate Office Manager at an autism clinic in California.  In the  “jack of all trades” fashion, J.J. has been a musician, bartender, massage therapist, casting assistant, book worm, tourist, anglophile, writer and blogger, publishing a blog about food, wine and beer culture.  J.J.’s latest passion is home brewing beer, collaborating with her friend under the moniker Double J&A Crib Brew.  http://www.foodiewinonbrew.blogspot.com/
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Asperger’s Syndrome and Color Therapy: the Power of Orange

After packing three bright orange shirts in the luggage of my ten year old son so that his grandparents could locate him easily during a trip, I accidentally discovered what psychologists and color advocates have known for years:  the color orange is a terrific color for children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Asperger’s Syndrome, named after the Austrian physician Hans Asperger who first identified the characteristics in the 1940’s, is a disorder falling in the autistic spectrum characterized among other things by a lack of social skills and eye contact, obsessive interests, clumsiness, ticks or compulsive behaviors, and an unusually expansive vocabulary. Being a disorder and not a disease, there is no “cure” for Aspergers, but that isn’t to say that there are not treatments or that children with Aspergers can’t learn to modify their behavior to better fit with their peers. And color is a subtle therapy that can be consciously used to help them learn moderate their emotional state and ultimately their behavior.

Based on his skin tone and steel gray eyes, I tended to dress my son in blues and greens, opting for orange on this particular trip because it was his first long adventure sans parental supervision. Orange shirts, though popular in hunting circles, are rarely fashionable in tourist locations and I wanted to give his grandparents as much assistance as possible in keeping tabs on a youngster who tends to wander.

Not only did the boy wear the orange shirts exclusively during the trip, he had other choices, but surprisingly they became his favorite shirts upon his return. It wasn’t until that point that I started researching how they must be making him feel.

The Eastern teachers have long associated colors with different body organs and systems. For my purpose, it was sufficient to realize that the orange robes donned by many eastern monks were not a random choice. Apparently, orange invokes happiness, joy, creativity, and a positive attitude.  It is a great color to mitigate depression, and depression is terribly common in awkward children who desperately want to fit in, but don’t know how.

Orange stimulates feelings of well being and social connectiveness. In short, the color orange subtley reinforces many of the areas where Aspergers children face challenges.

By dressing my son in orange during an adventure fraught with new experiences and no small sense of apprehension, I was arming him with a color that purportedly strengthened his emotional state, deepened his sense of calmness, and expanded his ability to be social. Talk about the luck of the draw!

My son’s positive experience of the impact a single color had on his life opened up a universe of inexpensive and easily available options of alternative therapies and techniques that we can add to our toolbox in this journey of discovery and improvement.

As the parent of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, Elizabeth Micallef wants to offer her experience with multiple treatments and therapies to other parents. Parenting Aspergers Children offers parents support as they progress through the steps of indentifying, diagnosing, and treating Aspergers Syndrome in their children.
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What You Need To Know More About Aspergers Syndrome

Asperger syndrome may be diagnosed by various teachers as ADHD and several parents may get confused as Autism and ADHD symptoms could have a closer definition to the physical symptoms the kid would be exhibiting. If you notice bizarre habits and tendencies that your kid has when they are still in their early childhood, it would be best to seek assistance as early as possible.

Understanding the condition of your child gives you the advantage of learning guidelines on how to handle them. Asperger syndrome will make a child show unusual behavior. A child experiencing the syndrome might seem withdrawn today and then have a complete turnaround the other day. Children with this syndrome have another way of perceiving reality, they could still mingle with other kids of their age but necessary precautions need to be undertaken to prevent unnecessary incidents.

As a mother or father you must understand the kid’s behavior, patience is needed for one to face the sudden outbursts a kid with Aspergers could have.

Parents must comprehend that kids with the syndrome reason out differently. Their comprehension of right and wrong is not set up on the usual guidelines that a normal child has. The stress level of the kid is not constant and they might react differently. Several people might need anti-stress pills so that they would go on and not feel so confused and tired during the day. It is necessary to get to know the appropriate steps that one needs to undertake.

The viewpoint and reasoning of a kid with Aspergers is varied. Children with this syndrome might seem rather disconnected with the rest of the world. Siblings who don’t have the syndrome need to be informed of why their brother or sister behaves that way. Information regarding the syndrome would do a lot to spare the hurt and frustration the family members will experience.

Children with the syndrome may seem to others as attention seeking. Kids with Aspergers have shocking ways on how to get what they require and it will comprise injuring themselves. So as to grow in a more secure environment family members need to take the initiative to get them what they require. Children with Asperger’s need your understanding. They aren’t so different once you get to comprehend how to face the syndrome.

To find your best resource of parental information as it refers to raising kids with aspergers head to http://www.parentingaspergerscommunity.com
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Understanding the Differences Between Aspergers and Autism

Autistic Disorder or Autism is a developmental disability that has a crucial impact on the normal development of the brain. It affects the cognitive portions that are significant for social integration and everyday living skills. People who suffer with Autism have deficits in the areas of social interactions and communication skills.

Children and adults alike who are diagnosed with Autism typically have difficulty with normal verbal or non-verbal communication such as eye-to-eye contact, facial expressions, body postures and general gestures associated with simple interactions.

Basically, normal peer relationships are diminished due to the lack of social skills. People with Autism tend to migrate toward exclusive activities. Unfortunately, this disease also affects self-help daily living skills. It affects toileting, feeding, dressing and/or brushing teeth, etc. Moreover, one person with Autism may experience very different symptoms and behaviors than the next.

Due to this broad range of symptoms, Autism has been called the “Spectrum” Disorder. Specifically, a person that is suffering with mild autistic symptoms is at one end of the spectrum. A person with severe autistic symptoms is at the other end of the spectrum. Autism is now often referred to as the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One of the conditions of ASD is the Asperger’s Syndrome.

Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of the Autistic Disorder where people have relatively fewer developmental delays. Asperger’s Syndrome is actually said to be hereditary by researchers as it has been simultaneously diagnosed with depression and bipolar diseases. Asperger’s Syndrome is applied to identify the mildest and highest functioning end of Autism spectrum. It is a high functioning form of Autism. Therefore, it is at the mild spectrum of Autism. There is no prescribed regimen of treatment for this disease; however adults may live productive, independent lives.

Three basic aspects of development are affected by Aspersers. They are the use of language for communicative purposes and certain behaviors with stylistic characteristics, social relatedness and social skills, and a limited, but intense range of interest.

Interestingly enough, the language is lucid before age four. Although speech is sometimes repetitive, the grammar is usually very good. Their voices tend to be flat and emotionless. Individuals with Aspergers are obsessed with complex topics and are often described as eccentric. Ironically, they are in the above-average range in verbal agility, yet many have dyslexia, writing problems as well as difficulty with mathematics. The Autism Asperger individual is socially aware, however displays inappropriate reciprocal interaction. Their movements may be clumsy or awkward and they present odd forms of self-stimulatory behavior.

The main characteristic of Aspergers Syndrome that makes its children unique and fascinating is their peculiar areas of “special interest”. This is very different from typical Autism in that those children’s interests are more likely to be objects or parts of objects.

The Asperger’s Syndrome children are fascinated with the intellectual dynamics of subjects. Even prior to attending school, these children will display an obsessive interest in areas such as math, science, reading or even some aspect of history or geography.

Another major characteristic that identifies Autism Aspergers from the typical Autism is the socialization deficit. In most cases, children with AS express a desire to fit in socially. Typical Autism victims suggest complete exclusion and seclusion. In fact, AS individuals tend to become frustrated because they aren’t able to interact appropriately.

Lastly, the use of language skills is can be used to determine if a child should be diagnosed with the Autistic Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. AS children have language skills that are very strong and tends to be very concrete. AS children have difficulty dealing with humor; tendency not to get jokes or laughing at odd times because they have difficulty with give or take with conversations, since their conversations tend to be self-oriented. Thus, these are differences that identify each disease as separate afflictions as they are very difficult to diagnose.

For more insights and additional information about Autism and Aspergers please visit our web site at http://www.autism-explained.com
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