Asperger Syndrome by Ami Klin, Sara S. Sparrow, Fred R. Volkmar

By Ami Klin, Sara S. Sparrow, Fred R. Volkmar

Frequently clinically determined in early life, Asperger syndrome is a lifelong social illness that bears many similarities to high-functioning autism. people with the ailment are characterised by way of a scarcity of empathy, little skill to shape friendships, one-sided conversations, clumsy pursuits, and severe absorption in designated pursuits. whereas Asperger syndrome has got expanding realization from researchers, clinicians, educators, and fogeys in recent times, a number of principal questions on the affliction stay unanswered.This groundbreaking quantity brings jointly preeminent students and practitioners to provide a definitive assertion of what's presently identified approximately Asperger syndrome and to spotlight promising leads in learn and scientific perform. Diagnostic and conceptual matters are explored extensive, and the disorder's evaluate, therapy, and neurobiology are completely reviewed. The booklet examines the results of Asperger syndrome on an individual's social, communique, and behavioral improvement, and identifies the demanding situations that those contributors face at domestic, at school and the office, and in different settings. the quantity concludes with numerous mother or father essays that exemplify the pains and tribulations--as good because the joys and the and the victories --of lifestyles with a baby with Asperger syndrome.

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As with autism modifications in Asperger's description were proposed, most notably by Wing (1981). Some of these changes moved the concept away from the one originally envisioned by Asperger, who clearly regarded the condition as quite separate from autism (Asperger, 1979). Partly because of its ambiguous diagnostic status, markedly divergent views of the condition have arisen. Sometimes these alternative views are only of minimal interest from the point of view of nomenclature, but in other cases the issues proposed are more critical.

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NLD refers to a profile of neuropsychological assets and deficits which appears to have a significant negative impact on a person's social and communication skills (see Chapter 8, this volume). Deficits in neuropsychological skills such as tactile perception, psychomotor coordination, visual-spatial organization, and nonverbal problem solving occur in the presence of preserved rote verbal abilities. , the tendency to overly rely on overlearned behaviors when dealing with novel or complex situations.

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