Mind Matters

Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome

The child is obsessed with a single activity and tends to preoccupy himself/herself with it for a longer duration. Anything right form vacuum cleaner to models of cars or even objects as odd as deep fat fryers can obsessively engage his/her attention. The children paradoxically start looking like little processors. Their vocabulary levels and unusually formal narration about the objects of interest seem remarkable. They have lot of factual information at their disposal. But one can only find data and facts but no conclusions and analysis.

What are the Key Feature of Speech of an Asperger Syndrome?

Speech of an Asperger Syndrome affected child has the following qualities:

  • Lack of rhythm with an odd inflection (an alteration of the form of a word) or a monotone pitch.
  • Inability to modulate the volume of their voice according to the surroundings. Unintentional odd behaviour is noticed.

What are the Key Difference between Autism and Asperger Disorder ?
The withdrawal symptoms noticed in the case of autism children is natural and inborn. Where as the children with Asperger disease though very much interested to interact with others they are just unable to do so because they are only interested to talk about the topic of their interest. This leads to staining of interaction and they found themselves isolated.

What are the Developmental Delays in Asperger Syndrome ?

People with Asperger syndrome usually have developmental delays and exhibit deficits in motor skills such as pedalling of the bicycle , reaching out to catch a ball, or climbing out door play equipment. They display awkward movement and poor coordination and unable to walk properly.

Other diseases often crop up along with Aspergers disease. They include diseases such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), tic disorders (such as Tourette syndrome), depression, anxiety disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, (OCD).

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