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Asperger's

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Bugbait

Asked by Bugbait at 8:27 AM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Health

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  • It is a high functioning form of Autism
    ILoveCade

    Answer by ILoveCade at 9:36 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Asperger syndrome or Asperger's syndrome (English pronunciation: /æspɜrɡɜrz/) is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.
    Asperger syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy.[3] Fifty years later, it was standardized as a diagnosis, but many questions remain about aspects of the disorder.[4] For example, there is doubt about whether it is distinct from high-functioning autism (HFA);
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:38 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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