Feb 17

Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder in which people have severe difficulties understanding how to interact socially.

People with Asperger’s syndrome may not recognize verbal and nonverbal cues or understand normal social rules, such as taking turns in talking or recognizing personal space.

Asperger’s syndrome and autism belong to a class of disorders called developmental disorders.

Asperger’s syndrome shares some similarities with autism.

Like those with autism, children with Asperger’s syndrome have abnormal social interactions, facial expressions, and gestures, and unusually focused interests.

Unlike those with autism, children with Asperger’s syndrome usually have normal intelligence and language development Children with Asperger’s syndrome have a better outlook than those with other developmental disorders.

Asperger’s syndrome affects males more than females. Its cause is unknown, although it tends to run in families.

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