Boise Psychological Services

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

What is Asperger's?

ChildAsperger's Disorder is a milder variant of Autistic Disorder. Both Asperger's and Autistic Disorder are in subgroups of a larger category called Pervasive Developmental Disorders. This disorder ranges from mild to severe.

Some Symptoms of Asperger's Disorder

Affected individuals are characterized by social isolation and eccentric behavior in childhood. Other symptoms may include:

  • Speech may sound peculiar due to abnormalities in inflection and a repetitive pattern
  • Clumsiness in articulation and gross motor behavior
  • May have a special area of interest such as cars, trains, French literature, door knobs, hinges, mechanical workings of machines, cappuccino, meteorology, astronomy or history
  • Crave routine and sameness. May have obsessive routines
  • Appears lost in their own world
  • Woman at WindowPhysical self-stimulation
  • Difficulty reading social cues
  • Don’t seem to understand appropriate social boundaries
  • May be oversensitive to sounds, lights, tastes, smells
  • May prefer certain soft clothing
  • Prefers certain food
  • Vocabularies may be extraordinarily rich and children sound like "little professors"
  • At younger ages may appear very rigid
  • As adults they may be seen as brilliant, eccentric, absent minded, socially inept, and a little awkward physically
  • Superior intelligence
  • Poor eye contact

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Boise Psychological Services
315 N. Allumbaugh Street
Boise, Idaho 83704

Phone: 208.376.3546

Fax: 208.376.9792