Asperger syndrome — also referred to as Asperger's syndrome , Asperger's disorder , Asperger's , or just AS — is a pervasive developmental condition related to autism. It manifests in highly individual ways and can have both positive and negative effects on a person. It is recognized by the medical community as one of five neurobiological pervasive developmental disorders PDD considered to be part of the autistic spectrum. It is typically characterized by issues with social and communication skills. Due to the mixed nature of its effects, it remains controversial among researchers, physicians, and people who are diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Helping Asperger’s Teens To Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps
Joey loved nature more than anything else. As a 4-year-old, he knew more facts about climate zones, geography, and geology than most high school students. His intellectual curiosity was astonishing. He often devised his own scientific experiments—at home and at school. Joey's advanced vocabulary, enjoyment of being with older children, and high level of motivation were noted by his parents and preschool teachers. And yet, Joey's socialization skills did not match his highly developed abilities. For example, he failed to recognize how others felt, had unexpected rages without clear provocation, and often spoke in a formal and pedantic manner that turned others off.
Common Problems for Teens with Asperger’s: Autism in Teenage Years
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that makes it very hard to interact with other people. Your child may find it hard to make friends because he or she is socially awkward. People with Asperger's syndrome have some traits of autism. For example, they may have poor social skills, prefer routine, and not like change. But unlike those who have autism, children with Asperger's syndrome usually start to talk before 2 years of age, when speech normally starts to develop.
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