Autism, Aspergers, and ADHD are conditions that share many similarities and are often related. Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, there is much to learn about these conditions and much to be learned from the fascinating individuals who are autistic, ADHD, or Aspergers. The public often refer to people who may 'have' one of these conditions as if it was an infection, when in truth Autism, Aspergers, and ADHD are actually descriptions of the characteristics, manners, and needs for select individuals. How do we deal with Autism, Aspergers, and ADHD? How do we help them? What can they teach us? How to integrate with society? How to help society integrate with the Autistic, Aspergers, and ADHD?
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Asperger syndrome ( AS ), also known as Asperger's syndrome or Asperger disorder ( AD ), is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development . Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical (peculiar, odd) use of language are frequently reported. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, studied and described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers , and were physically clumsy. [ 3 ] The modern conception of Asperger syndrome came into existence in 1981 [ 4 ] and went through a period of popularization, [ 5 ] [ 6 ] becoming standardized as a diagnosis in the early 1990s.
As well as behaviour, the areas of impairment will affect the thought processes that govern behavioural responses to the environment and responses to the demands made by people, and situations arising within this space. I will briefly outline the triad of impairments and the specific characteristics of Asperger syndrome before continuing. Asperger syndrome is a condition which forms part of the autism spectrum, it is caused by a biological brain dysfunction. In order for there to be a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, there have to be impairments in three main areas:
Educators can be great allies in keeping your youngster with Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism safe and successful in school, but you'll need to make sure they have all the knowledge they need to help. Use these suggestions to create an information packet to bring educators up to speed... Five Things Educators Need to Know— 1.
Students with asperger's syndrome may experience difficulties with focusing as well as lack of focus. Focus involves attention. Sometimes asperger's students focus all their attention on a particular object or subject; therefore, they fail to focus on what information the instructor is presenting. All their energy is directed toward a particular subject or object. Why? Because that object or subject is not overwhelming to them and they understand it.
Author: Sheila E. Henderson and Dido Green Institute of Education, University of London A few years ago hardly anyone had heard of the term (Asperger's Syndrome)...yet today almost every school seems to have a child with this new syndrome (Attwood, 1998). Since Asperger, a Viennese paediatrician, first described the syndrome that was later to bear his name (Asperger, 1944), there has been a great deal of debate about its status, its particular characteristics and whether it can truly be distinguished from autism (see e.g. Frith, 1991; Howlin, 2000). Recently, however, Asperger Syndrome (AS) has gained formal recognition, through entries in the diagnostic manuals of the World Health Organization (ICD-10, 1992) and the American Psychiatric Association (DSM IV, 1994), although doubts continue to be expressed as to whether it describes a distinct clinical entity and how it relates to High Functioning Autism (HFA).
Indeed, so good an actor is Considine that if he wasn’t telling me about his condition now, I would never guess he was a sufferer. True, sitting opposite him, the wiry Midlander can seem intense and as nervy as a racehorse. Yet at the same time he is funny, open and warm with no sign of the inability to relate to others that often comes with the condition.
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Hans Asperger (* 18. Februar 1906 in Hausbrunn ; † 21. Oktober 1980 in Wien ) war ein österreichischer Kinderarzt und Heilpädagoge , der 1944 als Erster das später nach ihm benannte Asperger-Syndrom beschrieb. Biografie und pädagogisch-wissenschaftliches Wirken [ Bearbeiten ] Asperger war der Älteste von drei Brüdern, der Mittlere starb kurz nach der Geburt, der Jüngste fiel 1942 in Russland . Über sein Elternhaus schrieb er: »Wie bin ich erzogen worden?
Here we explain more about Asperger syndrome - a form of autism - including the three main difficulties that people with Asperger syndrome share, how many people have the condition, and what may cause it. As soon as we meet a person we make judgements about them. From their facial expression, tone of voice and body language we can usually tell whether they are happy, angry or sad and respond accordingly.
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By Mayo Clinic staff Because there are no definitive treatments for Asperger's syndrome, some parents may turn to complementary or alternative therapies. However, most of these treatments haven't been adequately studied. It's possible that by focusing on alternative treatments, you may miss out on behavior therapies that have more evidence to support their use. Of greater concern, however, is that some treatments may not be safe.
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