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What is Asperger's Syndrome Symptoms in Adults, Childeren

Asperger's Syndrome (AS) or Asperger's Disorder is an autism spectrum disorder. It is a neurobiological disorder named for a Viennese physician, Hans Asperger on 1944. This Syndrome is more common in boys than girls. It is differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development.

There is no single treatment, and the effectiveness of particular interventions is supported by only limited data.Intervention is aimed at improving symptoms and function. The mainstay of management is behavioral therapy, focusing on specific deficits to address poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness. Most individuals improve over time, but difficulties with communication, social adjustment and independent living continue into adulthood.


People with Asperger syndrome often display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive and are sometimes abnormally intense or focused. They may stick to inflexible routines, move in stereotyped and repetitive ways, preoccupy themselves with parts of objects.

Children with AS may have an unusually sophisticated vocabulary at a young age and have been colloquially called "little professors", but have difficulty understanding figurative language and tend to use language literally.

Children with AS appear to have particular weaknesses in areas of nonliteral language that include humor, irony, and teasing. Although individuals with AS usually understand the cognitive basis of humor they seem to lack understanding of the intent of humor to share enjoyment with others.

Despite strong evidence of impaired humor appreciation, anecdotal reports of humor in individuals with AS seem to challenge some psychological theories of AS and autism.




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