Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger’s, is sometimes classified as a “high functioning” form of Autism. Marked by normal language and intelligence, and often accompanied by exceptional skill or talent in one or more specific areas, people suffering from Asperger’s tend to be deficient in social and communication skills, and to have an obsessive focus on one topic, performing the same behaviors repetitively. A person having Asperger Syndrome has an inability to form normal relationships.

Genetic Heredity Suspected

The exact cause of Asperger’s is unknown but thought to be inherited. Signs of Asperger’s usually begin before two years of age and typically last for a person’s entire life. Similarly to Autism, a child avoids making eye contact. Other signs include the child’s lack of emotions such as they may not smile or grin when a joke or something funny is said.

Asperger Syndrome  is often treated with a team approach meaning you might see more than one doctor and psychologist for your child’s treatment.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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