Aspergers children fall in the group of the Autism Spectrum disorder
. Aspergers kids will not have signs and symptoms as severe as full Autistic kids which is why Aspergers is recognized as ‘high functioning’ Autism.
Aspergers children will frequently have some behavior issues such as anger, violence and despression symptoms
. The lack of ability to fit in socially is a huge cause for these behaviors in Aspergers children and often these behaviors can be very tough to deal with for the parents of these kids.
Aspergers doesn’t really start to show it’s signs until around the age of three and lots of children are often not diagnosed until aged five or six and sometimes older. Aspergers tends to be more common in males than it is in females
. The symptoms of Aspergers will differ from person to person and can sometimes can be hard to diagnose.
Aspergers children generally are highly intelligent and will often have quite high grades at school, but it is the emotional and social skills that these children are lacking
The main features of Aspergers are:
.Very intelligent performing well at school, particularly in topics such as Maths
They tend to learn fast and effortlessly
Don’t cope extremely well when criticized and in fact will sometimes take criticism very personally
Lack initiative to begin a conversation or join a group but will instead wait to be invited to join in with a group or wait for someone else to initiate a conversation with them
Are often the victims of bullying, possibly as a result of their shy and withdrawn nature
sometimes seen as clumsyCan often be seen as peculiar or eccentric
Can be very emotional and quite sensitive Find it tough to understand jokes or sarcasm and can sometimes take a joke as a personal attack
* Like to have specific routines or rituals.
Why Are Many Aspergers Children Angry
Aspergers children find it extremely hard to intermingle with other kids and are sometimes quite uncomfortable in social situations
. It’s not because they don’t want to be social, it’s just that they lack social skills and find it difficult to be social. Because they do want to be social but find it difficult, then they can become very frustrated. They don’t understand why they don’t have the social skills and may assume that people just dislike them. They can become increasingly withdrawn and become very angry inside.
The earlier that your child is diagnosed with Aspergers the earlier you can begin helping them to be taught social and communication skills
. They are capable of developing these skills but just need that little extra help to do so. It is also important to help them to build up a strong self esteem so that they don’t grow up to think that they are inferior in some way due to their lack of social skills. By helping them become skilled at social skills and promoting self assurance will help to reduce anger development.
The need for Aspergers children to have specific routines and rituals is another reason they can become angry if these routines are changed
. Sometimes it can be difficult to stick to a routine 100% but it is important to attempt to give them with their routines as often as possible to evade an anger outburst.
Aspergers children may get rather angry and even voilent over a changed habit even though this is something that a lot of people wouldn’t really fret too much about
. Cognitive behavior therapy may be effective with routine issues to teach your youngster to remain in control even when their routines are broken.
Aspergers children can be extremely annoyed little people and it is also frustrating for a parent to deal with these issues
. These children appear perfectly normal and it can be easy to forget that they do infact have a disorder and when you are in public people don’t realise that they have a disorder and will often just assume that they are a ‘naughty’ child. Dealing with these problems on a day to day basis can take it’s toll on any parent. An early diagnosis of Aspergers is important so that you can start to teach your child the abilities that they need and how to deal with the issues that make them frustrated. If your child receives the right therapy then they can live a very happy and fulfilling life.