A parent's guide to asperger syndrome and high-functioning by Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland

By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD

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A parent's guide to asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism : how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive

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You may know a neighborhood boy with autism who seems quite different from your son. You may have heard that all children with autism are unaffectionate, but your child loves hugs, kisses, and cuddles on your lap. Thus it is likely that some things about the diagnosis fit your child while others do not, as Lauren’s parents experienced; this does not necessarily indicate that your child was diagnosed incorrectly. Asperger Syndrome Now to Asperger syndrome. Its symptoms are identical to those listed in Table 1 for autistic disorder, except that there is no requirement that the child demonstrate significant difficulties in the second category: 3But, of course, determination of which specific symptoms are present must be made by a doctor with appropriate training.

You should always raise the question of comorbidity at an initial assessment if you feel that your child’s behavior doesn’t fit the typical AS-HFA profile and you suspect there is more going on. The Assessment Process The exact sequence of events in the assessment process will vary depending on who does the evaluation and where. But let’s start with the assumption that your child has been referred for an evaluation because you, a teacher, or someone else who has observed your child closely is concerned that a developmental problem may exist.

All specific diagnoses are included within categories—for example, depression falls within the “Mood Disorders” category, while phobias fall under the “Anxiety Disorders” category. ”1 This umbrella term was used by the authors of the DSM to differentiate autism spectrum conditions from more specific developmental disorders, like learning disabilities. Children with pervasive developmental disorders, including Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism, experience difficulty across multiple (or “pervasive”) areas of development (social, communication, behavior, cognition, sometimes even motor skills).

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