Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism, a condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others. A number of traits of autism are common to Asperger Syndrome, including:
• Difficulty in social relationships
• Difficulty in communicating
• Limitations in imagination and creative play

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What are the differences between Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism?

People with Asperger Syndrome usually have fewer problems with language than those with autism, often speaking fluently though their words can sometimes sound formal or stilted. People with Asperger Syndrome do not usually have the accompanying learning disabilities associated with autism; in fact people with Asperger Syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence.

Because of this, many children with Asperger syndrome enter mainstream school and, with the right support and encouragement, can make good progress and go on to further education and employment.

As soon as we meet a person, we make jugdements about them. Just by looking we can guess their age or status and by the expression on their face or tone of their voice we can tell immediately if they are happy, angry or sad and respond accordingly.

Not everyone has this natural ability. People with Asperger’s Syndrome find it more difficult to read the signs which most of us take for granted. As a result they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others.

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