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Introduction To Aspergers

Asperger's Syndrome is a term that is used for a child or an adult that has some features of autism but does not have the actual disorder. Some who have Asperger's are very successful and some even go through most of their lives without even realizing they have it. But as time goes by, there is a lot more success in detecting it early. It is harder to diagnose in a lot of people because there are different severities of Asperger's. Some with this affliction are found to be brilliant, absent minded, eccentric, socially enept, sarcastic, and sometimes negative, there are a lot more symptoms of this disorder which makes it much harder to detect without a diagnosis from a professional.

Even though the criteria state no significant delay in the development of the field of knowledge in language, you might see one who has Asperger's speak in a different manner or language, one they find more comfortable. A child may have a wonderful vocabulary but have poor reading and comprehension skills. Some read but aren't really sure what they are reading at times...because some may have a problem with the normal reading of language in itself. Some also have a problem with dealing with actual facts, and occurences. Social understandings may also be found to be complex and the person may tend to be weak, and the motor system can be reflected in the tendency to come off as "clumsy."

In a socially interactive situation, many people who have Asperger's have problems when it comes to keeping eye contact with a person they are talking to. For example, they may say hello to you and then look away in another direction, and you may get the idea that they are not talking to you, that maybe they are talking to someone else, this is what is known as a "gaze avoidance."

Children with these problems seem to enjoy and even desire interaction with other people, but they have problems trying to figure out how to go about doing so. But these same children and adults can learn social skills, like you and I learn how to ride a bike, or play a musical instrument. Some who have Aspergers have a hard time breaking off from one thing to move to something else, for instance, repetitive behavior is a characteristic in both Aspergers and Autism. They feel more comfortable doing things they have always done, rather than exploring new things.

it is said that the general impression of some that has Asperger's has a tendency to become preoccupied with one particular subject and engulf themselves in it to the point that it becomes part of their lives, and some are lucky enough to bring the knowledge of these subjects into their adult lives, and find a way to make a career from it and become successful. When people who have Asperger's are young, they tend to become angry at a change of routine and become a big apprehensive at things like unexpected trips, and doing things they do not normally do. At younger ages, one might see the child being a bit more rigid and apprehensive about changes or about adhering to routines. They experience what some might refer to as "obsessions" although what they are feeling and obsessions are not the same.

Many of these problems can be aimed at through specific types of therapies through teaching skills for socializing and helping them to understand facts and occurences. The anxiety that builds and leads to extreme measures can also be treated through thereapy and maybe even medication to help with coping. Even though it is harder for people who have Aspergers to develop these skills, they can live normal and happy lives with family.

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