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Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome Causes

The exact cause is not yet identified but structural anomalies in some areas of the brain and strong genetic factor is thought to be associated with the condition.

Asperger's Syndrome Definition

Asperger's Syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a child's ability to socialize and communicative effectively with others. Most of the time children with this syndrome exhibit social awkwardness and centrally focused interest in specific topics. It is believed to be a milder end spectrum of other pervasive developmental disorders.

Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis

Tests aimed at assessing the level of intellect and academic abilities including speech, language, and visual-motor problem solving as well as identifying emotional, behavioral, and psychological concerns.

Asperger's Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Often exhibit an intense obsession with one or more than one particular topics. They appear not to understand, sympathize with or be sensitive to others' feelings. Having a hard time catching up with others' humor. Monotonous, harsh or unusually fast voice pattern when speaking. Poor coordination and clumsy movements. Continuously talking not minding if the other party is listening or wants to change subject. Lack of eye contact, hardly any facial expression and awkward body gestures.

Asperger's Syndrome Treatment

Communication and social skills training carries out unwritten rules in socialization and communication with the aim to teach in an explicit fashion compared to normal teaching. Cognitive Behavior Therapy focuses on training a child to identify a troublesome situation and selected a specifically learned strategy to cope with the situation.

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