A recent shift in terminology has prompted Asperger Syndrome to no longer be a differentiated point on the autism spectrum - Asperger Syndrome is a term that is slowly being phased out. The symptoms of Asperger Syndrome in comparison to autism aren’t mutually exclusive, and so children with Asperger Syndrome are now diagnosed with high-functioning autism.
Asperger Syndrome presents as a seemingly unrelated set of symptoms, and by non-professionals Asperger Syndrome can be mistaken for an eccentric personality in some. It is common for children with Aperger Syndrome possess normal intelligence, leading parents to view their actions as isolated quarks.
Asperger Syndrome affects 1 in 68 children in the US, with most diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome not being applied until at least age four. Asperger Syndrome is characterized by poor communication skills, physical clumsiness, and often unusual vocabulary. Though the symptoms of Asperger Syndrome might seem more subtle, Asperger Syndrome can still be a challenging part of the autism spectrum to live with.Read More