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What are the symptoms of Aspergers syndrome?

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Aspergers is a mild form of Autism, as with Autism it is a lifelong disability.

Aspergers syndrome, affects people in a similar way to Autism, the person has difficulties with three main areas of development:

  • The persons social imagination
  • Their communication skills
  • Plus their social interaction abilities

While there are similarities to Autism, the main difference is that the Aspergers person will have fewer problems with speaking. Plus they will normally have average, or above average intelligence.

Another difference is that they tend not have the associated learning difficulties Autistic people have. But might have other more specific learning disabilities like dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD and epilepsy.

There is no reason why an aspergers person can not live a normal life.

Characteristics Aspergers Syndrome

As with most conditions the characteristics of asperger syndrome will vary from person to person.

But there is always a common thread running through  all aspergers people.

  • Difficulties with communication and language

Generally aspergers people will find it hard to keep up with a conversation and will not express themselves correctly.

For example:

They may not understand how to begin a conversation, or end it and will not be able to read body language or facial expressions.

They may use odd language within a conversation and not understand jokes and other flippant remarks or phrases.

They will talk literally, stating the obvious even when it’s probably not cool to do so.

  • Difficulty with social interactions

An asperger person may miss important social cues, and find relationships hard to maintain.

For example: aspergers people may find it difficult making friends and will sometimes find it even harder to maintain those friendships they do strike up.

Aspergers people may not understand how to behave socially, they may begin inappropriate conversations and not respect personal space

The asperger person may appear withdrawn and uninterested in other people.

  • Have difficulties with imagination

Although some people with aspergers may show a real flare for certain activities, like painting, music or even things like numbers.

Generally people with aspergers lack social imagination.

As with Autism they will prefer repetition and sameness.

Also people with aspergers prefer routine, even down to lining up their belongings. in a ritualistic fashion.

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