Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

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They respond not so much to what is said to them, but to how it is said. One of the major differences between Asperger’s Syndrome and autism is that, by definition, there is no speech delay in Asperger’s. This style of presentation is powerful and again very useful detail and guidance for parents and professionals in developing further understanding about autism is provided... For instance, they may seem to be emotionally disconnected from others and may not register the difference between facial cues.

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Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and

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We tested him and he is very intelligent. To test whether this subsample separation was a random result, that is, whether a randomly chosen subsample of individuals could also be classified as a distinct subgroup, five randomly selected sets of 26 subjects with ASD were also compared by DFA to the remaining ASD population. With a larger sample size, he hopes to investigate whether there are differences between Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook

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Our difficulties increased over time and as our social life stagnated due to his antisocial ways. The following are some suggestions on how to help your child who has Asperger's syndrome. Find a support network of health care professionals that suit your child. What are the most common characteristics of autism? Haitham's struggle with semantic/Pragmatic Disorder have given him a unique insight into the world of people with autism spectrum conditions.

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Dramatherapy and Autism

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Here’s a video about the positives of being on the spectrum. Many of the behaviours of children with Asperger syndrome are ‘normal’ for young children if they happen some of the time. You should also keep in mind that the designation will help you get special services through your local school district that could benefit your son. Remedies may be used independently or in combination. They may need a lot of understanding and kindness. Participants could, however, be in limited special education classes or have academic or psychological problems such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression, which could occur independently of autism, or may be connected with the condition.

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Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Cambridge

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Jun 13, 2011 – Help, Support, Care and Information relating to Asperger Syndrome for individuals and their families. · Wrong Planet - What is Asperger's Syndrome? In fact, some experts believe the presence of normal language development distinguishes Asperger's syndrome from high-functioning autism. Her clinical interests include acute stabilization and care through a multidisciplinary approach on the inpatient unit, high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, psychopharmacology, and therapy for young children and their families.

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Continuity and Change in the Social Competence of Children

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A severity level is assigned to each of these dimensions. If I was lucky, I knew which way to turn out of the parking lot. Active mailing list for families of children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) and Childhood Onset Heart Disease. (The Children's Health Information Network has a number of other pediatric heart lists. Better yet, plan a playdate with one or two classmates before school starts so the child will know someone in the room. Is it important to him/her to fit in with the peer group? 6.

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The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change

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Indeed, during those months I stayed at Camphill Grangemockler, Anya taught me much. The broader language phenotype of autism: A comparison with specific language impairment. Even after moving away from Los Angeles (I'm finishing at a distance). Gifted children may express displeasure about routines and may passively resist them, but they are not as likely to panic or become aggressive as are AS children. To sum up, Down syndrome is a congenital condition manifesting through the presence of an extra copy of the chromosome 21.

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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for

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And now that it's no longer an official diagnosis, the CDC is specifically asking parents about it, Adesman said. "Autism spectrum disorder" has often been a catch-all term for children with social disabilities, language disabilities and other problems, noted Dr. Gifted children, on the other hand, are not characterized by deficits in their ability to understand humor. But Asperger’s kids do not have typical speech delay; they simply do not see the need to converse or interact with other people. 3.

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Shakespeare's Heartbeat: Drama games for children with

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This particular study looked at what’s called spectral coherence of those wave patterns across the brain. The list could be expanded but these 12 behavioural features are sufficient to illustrate that children with AS/HFA are different in ways that can be described in value-free terms: none imply any necessary disability. However, the similarities between autism and Asperger's disorder stop there. It measures children’s social relationships, social-emotional understanding, emotional regulation, ability to adapt, verbal and non-verbal communication, thinking skills and other features associated with Aspergers.

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Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome:

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There is no clinically significant general delay in language (e.g., single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years). Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that makes it very hard to interact with other people. For a person with Asperger's syndrome, reading these signals instinctively is more difficult. Howlin ran what he calls Therapeutic Social Groups. “In general, girls in the spectrum feel overwhelmed with social interactions, friendships and dating,” he says. “They need consistent and structured support from early on.

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