Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is a condition on the autism spectrum, a neurodevelopment disorder with generally higher functioning. People with this condition may be socially awkward and have an all-absorbing interest in specific topics, characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.

When diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome, medical professionals will evaluate symptoms that are actually behavioral characteristics. The behavioral characteristics are: aggression, compulsive behavior, fidgeting, impulsivity, repetitive movements, social isolation, or persistent repetition of words or actions. Individuals with Asperger’s usually want to fit in and have interaction with others, but often they don’t know how to do it. Individuals with Asperger’s may be socially awkward, not understand conventional social rules or show a lack of empathy. They may also have limited eye contact, seem unengaged in a conversation and not understand the use of gestures or sarcasm.

While there is no cure, people with Asperger’s Syndrome can seek treatments that will help them cope with the symptoms and difficulties. Communication training and behavioral therapy can help people with the syndrome learn to socialize more successfully. A therapist can help someone cope with some of the emotional effects of autism, such as social isolation and anxiety. They can also help them learn new social skills so engaging with others feels easier and less frustrating. A speech pathologist can work with the individual to learn voice control and modulation in speech therapy. In adulthood, prescription drugs may be used to treat individual symptoms, such as anxiety or hyperactivity.

We offer a number of different therapies and consulting that can help with you or a loved ones concerns with Asperger’s Syndrome. Trust that you are in good hands. These are our therapists who treat Asperger’s Syndrome…

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