Aspergers syndrome is a persistent developmental disorder characterized by an outline of symptoms rather than a single symptom.
The Aspergers Syndrome is also distinguished by problems in qualitative impairment in their social interaction through labeled and constrained outline of behavior, activities and interests. This is with no clinically important interruption and delay in cognitive progress or general or common delay in their language.
According to studies, Asperger’s children signs and symptoms start by the age of 3. Though, because most children with Asperger’s are of average or above average intelligence, this disorder may not be noted until later. When a child begin to develop socially, and is going to school or mingled to other peers, symptoms of Asperger’s may become more noticeable. However, there are cases wherein AS is not diagnosed until adolescence.
Those children with Aspergers Syndrome may show any or all of these symptoms to different degrees.
Commonly, each child who has the disorder has his own distinctive set of symptoms. They are incapable to be empathizing and read non – verbal social signs and the consideration on feelings of others. Thus all children with the disorder usually have particularly undergone hardship with social relationships.
Asperger’s Syndrome in children usually doesn’t have delays in their language skills development. The child will usually use single words at age of 2 and phrases through the time he is 3 years old. However, children with Asperger’s syndrome may have problems holding regular conversations. To them, conversations may feel uncomfortable than usual.
To those AS toddlers and school-age children, they may not show an interest in friendships and often have delays in their motor skills such as running, catching ball, or walking. At school, you may notice that they have above average memory skills and vocabulary skills, and below average in handwriting. During their early childhood, AS children may be fairly active.
At some point in their young adulthood, those with Aspergers syndrome may experience depression or anxiety.
If your child is positive of having Aspergers Syndrome, seek for professional and medical help. Don’t panic, for there are many ways on how to cope and manage these signs and symptoms.