Image result for aspergersAsperger Syndrome is a disorder with very similar aspects to Autism.

Asperger’s has difficulties with social interaction, speech, and some development.

There also may be an associated change in language use and some clumsiness.

Often they can seem as intelligent as anyone else, but something may seem off.

Differences or changes can be seen in the first 2-3 years.

Not all patients are the same and a variation of severity of symptoms can be seen.

This diagnosis used to be on its own – but as of 2013 it has been grouped with other similar disorders called – Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD.

Initial symptoms is often (but not always) the lack of eye contact in a younger child.

He or She also might not completely understand some social things, that someone of their own age would typically understand.

Symptoms:

  • Difficulty with non-verbal communication
  • Decreased or abscense of empathy
  • Insensitivity
  • Decreased acitivites
  • Some awkardness in social settings
  • Speech may be loud
  • Changes in emotion
  • Changes in motor skills
  • Changes in sleep

Causes:

  • Unknown
  • Possible genetic component

Management

Several options exist regarding improvement and control of several symptoms

Age related improvements may be accomplished by specific interventions

Large amount of stresses including social and educational difficulties.

1.)  Speach therapist
2.)  Occupational therapy
3.)  Social skills
4.)  Educational intervention

Typically adults with Aspergers have a better prognosis then those with Autism

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