Posted on Aug 14, 2007 | Comments 0
Asperger’s syndrome can also be called as “Asperger’s disorder” or “Autistic Psychotherapy”. It is a pervasive developmental disorder or autistic spectrum disorder which usually occurs in childhood.
Recent estimation about this disease indicates that two out of every 10,000 children have Asperger’s syndrome. The difficulties can be somewhat different for each individual.
Aspergers syndrome can have both positive and negative side effects on individual’s life. Asperger’s syndrome affects people in many ways. Children with aspergers syndrome will have various activities that are similar to those with autism; however they have better language and cognitive skills.
Symptoms with Asperger’s syndrome include:
- It is a condition that concerns the way an individual communicates and relates to others.
- A lack of social imagination and artistic play
- Difficulty in communicating
- Difficulty in communal relationships
- Lack of social interactions
- Awkward movements and body postures with poor coordination
- Difficulty in reading, writing, or math skills
- Lack of nonverbal cognitive ability such as lack of facial expressions or eye contact
- Unable to understand others or understanding humors
- Sensitive to criticism
- Failure to think in abstract ways
- Behaviors differ from gently unusual to quite aggressive and complex
Some of the people with aspergers syndrome can be very talented. They show much interest in their chosen field or area. Every time they may enjoy their success while some of the strengths and abilities vary from one person to another.
Other symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome include:
- Some children will be very active at school or work, if there is a supportive environment.
- People show excellent factual memory for their selected area or interest.
- Children have extensive vocabulary skills and some have trouble while practically using the language.
- People show keenness and dedication in the environment they work and their job is appropriate according to their interest.
- Normally people show higher than average intelligence.
- Become skilled in their selected area of interest.
- Interest in specialized fields, areas or hobbies.
Asperger’s syndrome is not a chronic disease or illness. The effects of this disease will decrease as you get older and learn coping skills. This condition exists from birth but it normally takes a long time for you to be sure that the abnormal activities and difficulties of a child fit the pattern of aspergers syndrome.
Cause of Aspergers syndrome: Exactly the cause of aspergers syndrome is not known. Inheritance is one of the causes of this disease. Occasionally, aspergers syndrome can be developed after the problems through pregnancy or birth. Viral infection may also be a cause before or soon after birth.
Diagnosis is important! Sometimes you can observe your child behaving in different manner. The diagnosis of aspergers syndrome includes questions about social and emotional skills, moving abilities, learning skills, special interests, and communication skills.
Treatments to consider! The treatment for aspergers syndrome can point in three main symptoms. They include poor communication skills, anxious or dull routines and physical awkwardness.
The treatment program for aspergers syndrome can be made according to your child’s interest than offering a predictable schedule. This program consists of tasks which can be explained as a series of simple steps, actively holds your child’s concentration in highly planned behaviors, and offers regular reinforcement of behavior.
The treatment also includes social skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication for synchronized conditions and other measures.
So, if your child has asperger’s syndrome, don’t bother about it. It is not a chronic illness and it won’t cause any serious effects. With the above mentioned treatment steps you can reduce the symptoms of aspergers syndrome.
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