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.

Asperger syndrome

Children who have autistic behavior but no problems with language.
Mentioned in: Autism


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

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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