If your child is intelligent and picking up information in their classes, but doesn’t seem to mingle well with his or her peers, then they may have Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s is more common among males than women. In the UK, 1 in 100 individuals has this condition according to Autism.org. Children with his form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will have an obsessive focus on a particular topic or perform the same set of behaviours over and over again.
How soon will you notice the symptoms?
coAsperger’s symptoms start quite early in life. The preliminary signs include inability to make eye-contact. The child may also appear to be awkward in social situation, not knowing how to respond. Obvious symptoms are that your child may not know how to respond to others, or they may miss social cues that are obvious to other children. Emotional expression will be low among kids with Asperger’s. They may not laugh at a joke or unable to understand your sadness during a tough situation. They will not like change in their daily routines. Your child may want the same thing for breakfast or have trouble with changing timetables at school.
How to deal with Asperger’s Children?
This disorder cannot be treated in one sitting, as it is a lifelong disorder. It will disable them from forming long-lasting relationships with others. As parent’s you will have to be supportive through various means, being there for them through their life. As soon as you notice the listed symptoms it may be best to consult a paediatrician as well as a psychologist, developmental paediatrician, paediatric neurologist and psychiatrist. The child will have to undergo social-skills training, speech language therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), among many so it is best to start young. Even as a parent you will have to train yourself to deal with your child’s condition. Many families may have counsellors they see on a regular basis.