Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that is part of a group of conditions called autism spectrum disorders. The term "autism spectrum" refers to a range of developmental disabilities, that includes autism as well as other disorders with similar characteristics, that are characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Research shows that boys are far more likely to develop Asperger's syndrome than are girls. Even though not every person with Asperger’s will look or act alike, they will have most of the same characteristics: poor social skills, intense interest in a limited number of subjects, pronounced anxiety, a tendency to over act to certain stimuli, and rigidity of behavior. In addition, children with Asperger’s have problems with sleep, due to sensory sensitivities that makes it harder for them to fall asleep and easier for them to wake up due to an outside stimuli (e.g., touch or sound). An individual with Asperger’s tends to be socially isolated with few, if any, friends. They will appear naïve and serious, have difficulty understanding when people are joking with them, and will take comments literally. They do not believe in small talk and tend to follow the phrase: "say what you mean and mean what you say.” They often will have poor eye contact, and when intrigued by a specific problem or topic, they will talk about the same thing over and over without resolve. In addition, a child with Asperger’s will often have involuntary gestures such as hand flapping, finger twisting or snapping of fingers when excited or upset. This is seen less often in adults as they have often been trained out of this behavior. Another common attribute is poor handwriting. There are often sensory issues with those with Asperger’s. This means that they
In an average year, 1 in 88 children under the age of 8 will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ninds.nih.gov). These children all range on a different level of the spectrum for low to high functioning. A common high functioning autism know as Asperger Syndrome affects many of these children. Aspergers is more likely to be seen in males than females (kidshealth.org), but can still affect any gender. Asperger Syndrome, commonly known simply as AS, is characterized…
Then I went to the site entitled what is Asperger Syndrome? At this address http://www.aspergers.ca/what-is-asperger-syndrome/ I was shocked to learn on this site that there is an estimated 70,000 People in Ontario alone with ASD (Asperger Syndrome). The ongoing research team for ASD has though that as many as 1 in 165 People have some form of an ASD. Although ASD can be found in Children, There are many people who haven’t been diagnosed with the Syndrome until Teenage years or even adulthood. Traits…
Cognitive and Academic Distinctions between Gifted Students with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Mississippi Valley State University
February 27, 2013
"Cognitive and Academic Distinctions Between Gifted Students With Autism and Asperger Syndrome ." Gifted Child Quarterly . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2013. <http://gcq.sagepub.com/content/56/2/77.full.pdf+html>.
This study was done to examine the cognitive and academic profiles of students with autism spectrum disorder. Students…
are relevant to my family are Asperger’s syndrome, Asthma and Alzheimer’s disease.
Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restrictive, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour (Asperger, 2013). The aetiology behind ASD’s, including Asperger syndrome, is not known. Current studies point to brain abnormalities that occur during fetal development (Asperger, 2013). Scientists have proposed that…
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People with Asperger syndrome often display intense interests, such as this boy's fascination with molecular structure.
Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's syndrome or Asperger disorder (AD), is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized…
In the book the curious incident of the dog at night-time written by Mark Haddon, an important idea is the difficulty of diversity in society. Haddon communicated the idea through the book using the language features narrative point of view, Dialogue, and symbolism. Narrative point of view was used to show us Christopher’s perspective on how he views the world and society, and to get inside Christopher’s head to explain the fact he reacts a certain way, or believes in a certain philosophy like how…
newspaper The Guardian.
The first resource (Appendix A) is an information page entitled ‘What is Asperger Syndrome’ and particularly focusses on the medical/deficit model of disability, a model which involves identifying symptoms, diagnosing a disease or a deficit and prescribing appropriate treatment (E214, Unit 2, p. 47). This resource is aimed at people who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, for parents whose…
Curious Event of The Dog in The Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Genre: Murder Mystery Novel
Date Completed: 5th May 2013
The Curious Event of The Dog in The Night Time is a novel about a boy named Christopher Boone who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome. When he finds his neighbour Mrs. Shears dog, Wellington, stabbed to death with a garden fork Christopher becomes a suspect. I think that this was a very unfair way to suspect Christopher. He thought he was helping by making a scene of Wellington’s…
complete my community work. I decided from all the schools and organizations my school gave me to choose from, that I wanted to work on a school named “INVEDIN”.
This is a school for children who have disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Asperger, and many other syndromes that make them a little different from us. This organization gives these kids opportunities that no other organization would give them. Thanks to this school, people with disabilities can not only feel included to the programs…
what it is like to live with a person on the spectrum and their endurance to daily challenges they encounter.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and Aspergers Syndrome are all general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development that impair language and social skills. (Beneron) Dr. Leo Kanner formed the Department of Child Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He began his…