How Can I Come To Know If My Child Has Asperger's Syndrome? If you have a kid who has a few of the most common symptoms of somebody with Asperger syndrome or autism, you may be wondering if there is a true method to tell clinically if your kid really has it, or just shows minor signs. If this is a in fact new subject to you, I'm sure it is, you may be concerned about the reasons and effects of Asperger syndrome and if there is anything you could do so as to keep your kid from having it get worse. Firstly let me give you some details about the history of aspergers syndrome. This condition was initially described as Hands Asperger back in 1944 when a doctor named Hans Aspergers started to find people that had clinical traits very similar to autism. The major difference between what Hans found and what is occurring in our kids these days. In 1994 The American Psychiatric Association added Aspergers syndrome to it's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. its not, though, listed under autism. Instead, its listed under a quite wider broad spectrum in the Pervasive Developmental Disorder section of the manual. There are several common widely spread traits of aspergers syndrome. One of the huge ones is social impairment. A lot of children may show that they have lack of social skills, they do not like to be touched, not even by their mother and father, they do not thrive in developing friendships like several other kids do, and they don’t like any social constructs which are "new". In other words, if your child has a program he or she sticks to every morning and you change something, even something incredibly small, they not only notice it, but their moods usually change astronomically! Another characteristic that a lot of kids have is the incapability to speak or relay their messages to you correctly/directly. A lot of kids have bad motor skills, delayed speech, or they also tend to make up their own method of talking. This is one of the very worst symptoms, I believe. If your child stops speaking normal English words and makes up his or her own language with grunts or sign language or stops talking at all, this is about the time which everyone, particularly you, realizes that something is wrong. Something isn't exchanging properly from a neurological viewpoint. One of the other big symptoms refers to the sensory experience or sensitivities. A lot of kids with Asperger Syndrome absolutely hate noisy situations or loud things such as horns honking, fire alarms going off, parents fighting, etc.
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