Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger's Disorder is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) . Asperger’s Syndrome is characterized by severe and sustained impairment in social interaction. Asperger’s Syndrome can also be characterized by the development of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. As a result, Asperger’s Syndrome results in clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, and or other important functional areas of social interation.
In some regards Asperger’s Syndrome is comparable to autism; however, individuals suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome have no clinically significant delays in language, cognition, self help skills or adaptive behavior, other than social interaction.
Consider following list of a few of the potential Asperger’s Syndrome symptoms:
- motor delays
- social interaction problems
- idiosyncratic behaviors
- trouble with empathy
- trouble with modulation of social interaction
Asperger’s Syndrome follows a continuous course and is usually lifelong. Aspergers is not easily recognizable and many children are misdiagnosed with other neurological disorders.