Asperger syndrome

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Asperger syndrome

(ăs′pər-gər) or

Asperger's syndrome

A form of autism spectrum disorder that is less severe than other forms, characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication and by repetitive behavior or restricted interests. No longer in clinical usage.
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Asperger syndrome

Children who have autistic behavior but no problems with language.
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Hans, Austrian physician, 1844-1954.
Asperger syndrome - personality disorder characterized by insensitivity to others and speaking in a manner which is one-sided. Synonym(s): autistic psychopathy
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Patient discussion about Asperger syndrome

Q. My brother has Asperger Syndrome, what should we do? Thank you for your attention! My brother has Asperger Syndrome, which is also known as very high function autism. As he has grown, he has become intelligent, and he is a fully functional boy. He plays his video games, does his homework, very social, and he is a normal boy. Yeah, he may seem a bit weird (like he may talk to himself, and be loud) but he’s fully functional. He is in the 8th grade, today my mother went to an interview for his high school future. The lady wants to put him with the autistic children!?! I want him to go to basic a class that’s the lowest and easiest level, but my mom is upset, and we are worried they won't let him....what should we do?

A. it is an uneasy problem. i understand your point of view- putting him in a regular classroom can boost his development and putting him in a special classroom can cause a retardation in development. but i also understand your mother, children can be very cruel. he can get harassed and bullied and that will cause a problem too. but you can avoid that by confronting the class before he enters it and explain the situation.

Q. What is asperger`s syndrome? what is asperger`s syndrome and how is it linked to Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)?

A. Let me make it clear that PDD and ASD are same and autism is one of its types. Other types of PDD or ASD are asperger`s syndrome, Childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett's syndrome, Pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS). They all have almost similar symptoms with some major differences so they are named differently. Like in asperger`s syndrome, it’s a milder form of autism. Here a child gets obsessive for one thing and excels in it to a good level as they don’t have delay in language and cognitive development. They do face problems in social interaction.

Q. What is the difference between Asperger's Syndrome and Autism? My 3 year old nephew has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Is this the same as Autism?

A. Here is a video which explains about Asperger's Syndrome, which might help you understand the difference between that and autism:

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It added, however, that nothing suggested Asperger's work on autism was tainted.
I think Asperger's gives me the intense focus for music."
The 23-year-old hopes sharing her Asperger's story may inspire others with the condition, saying it is nothing to be scared of.
Packham, 56, has now made a BBC2 film, entitled Chris Packham: Asperger's And Me, which shows the impact of the condition on himself and others.
Around the same time, Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger published the first description of Asperger's syndrome, based on his observations of four boys who showed a lack of empathy for others and had difficulty forming friendships.
As a 17-year-old with Asperger's syndrome, Del Capp has a hard time relating to anyone--especially his father, who just wants Del to be "normal." With his family on the verge of coming apart, he forms an all-Asperger's rock band with his classmates.
( Autism Speaks describes the behavior of those suffering from Asperger's syndrome as limited or inappropriate social interactions, having "robotic" or repetitive speech, lack of eye contact or reciprocal conversation, one-sided conversations, tendency to discuss self rather than others.
Not everyone with Asperger's syndrome will find these things difficult because everyone with Asperger's syndrome is different.
That is very important to her and brings happiness to her life while trying to balance the challenges that Asperger's brings."
An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship: Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is for any business person with Asperger Syndrome who is considering a new career path, for new graduates, or for any who want to consider if self employment fits with their personality and abilities.