Aspergers Diagnosis

Symptoms of Aspergers Syndrome

by admin on July 2, 2012

Symptoms People with Asperger syndrome become over-focused or obsessed on a single object or topic, ignoring all others. They want to know everything about this topic, and often talk about little else. Children with Asperger syndrome will present many facts about their subject of interest, but there will seem to be no point or conclusion. […]


How is Aspergers Syndrome Diagnosed

by admin on February 27, 2012

The diagnosis of AS is complicated by the lack of a standardized diagnostic screen or schedule. In fact, because there are several screening instruments in current use, each with different criteria, the same child could receive different diagnoses, depending on the screening tool the doctor uses. To further complicate the issue, some doctors believe that […]


Aspergers Common Signs and Signals

by admin on February 26, 2012

The most distinguishing symptom of AS is a child’s obsessive interest in a single object or topic to the exclusion of any other. Some children with AS have become experts on vacuum cleaners, makes and models of cars, even objects as odd as deep fat fryers. Children with AS want to know everything about their […]


What Is Aspergers Syndrome?

by admin on February 22, 2012

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by: 1 limited interests or an unusual preoccupation with a particular subject to the exclusion of other activities repetitive routines or rituals peculiarities in speech and language, such as speaking in an overly formal manner or in a monotone, or taking figures of speech literally […]


Diagnostic Criteria For Asperger’s Disorder

by admin on September 17, 2011

A. Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following: marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body postures, and gestures to regulate social interaction failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, […]


Comorbidities is a term used for several conditions common in individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. There are five conditions found on the autism spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome is one of them.  This developmental disorder mainly affects a person's social communication abilities.  The comorbid conditions common to Asperger's Syndrome individuals do not need to be present to receive […]


When Do You Tell A Child They Have Aspergers

by admin on August 31, 2011

I recently came across this word that I did not know existed.  Anosognosia.   It means denying that you have a medically diagnosed condition and refuse to follow doctors' orders.   This is very common in children with conditions like diabetes, bi-polar disorders and of course Asperger Syndrome, among others.  I always remember this time when I […]


A Little Asperger Syndrome History Asperger syndrome is estimated to be occurring in 1 out of every 100 children.  That has risen since the 1980's when a study estimated that 36 per 10,000 children were diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.  That might be related to the fact that term or category of Asperger syndrome did not […]

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1. Social isolation (at least two of the following): a. no close friends b. avoids others c. no interest in making friends d. a loner 2. Impaired social interaction (at least one of the following): a. approaches others only to have own needs met b. clumsy social approach c. one-sided responses to peers d. difficulty […]