If you have a child who has a few of the many common symptoms of someone with Asperger syndrome or autism, you may be thinking if there is a true way to distinguish clinically if your child really has it, or just indicates minor signs. If this is a fact new subject to you, I am sure it is, you might be worried about the causes and effects of Asperger syndrome and if there is anything you could do in order to keep your child from having it get worse.
First off, let's talk a little bit about Asperger's syndrome history. This condition was initially described as Hands Asperger back in 1944 when a doctor named Hans Asperger began to find people who had clinical characteristics very similar to autism. The main dissimilarity between what Hans found and what is occurring in our kids nowdays.
In 1994 The American Psychiatric Association added Asperger's syndrome to it's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. its not, though, listed under autism. Instead, its listed under a rather wider broad spectrum in the Pervasive Developmental Disorder segment of the handbook.
You might be thinking about a few of the most common characteristics of Aspergers. One of the huge ones is social impairment. Lots of kids might show that they have lack of social skills, they do not like to be touched, not even by their parents, they do not thrive in developing friends like some other kids do, and they do not like any social constructs that are “new”.
In other words, if your kid has a schedule he or she sticks to each morning and you modify something, even something extremely small, they are not only notice it, but their moods usually change astronomically!
One more characteristic that a lot of children have is the incapability to speak or relay their messages to you correctly / directly. A lot of kids have bad motor ability, delayed speech, or they also tend to frame their own means of talking. This is one of the very worst symptoms, I think.
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 that everyone, especially you, realizes that something is wrong. Something is not relocating correctly from a neurological standpoint.
Another big symptom relates to sensory experiences or sensitivities. Lots of kids with Asperger Syndrome extremely hate noisy situations or loud things like horns honking, fire alerts going off, parents fighting, etc.