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Asperger's Autism

Facts about asperger's autism
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on 3 May 2010

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Asperger's Autism Definition Diagnosis Symptoms Cause Treatments/cures/prevention Frequency/Prognosis References Asperger's autism is a form of autism where the child has fewer developmental delays. While regular autistic children may not be able to communicate, children with asperger's seem to communicate with great skill. As a mattter of fact, it is very difficult to diagnose asperger's because the children are usually diagnosed as ADHD, ADD, or just bratty children. The repetitive behavior's of these children are less obvious. Overall, Asperger's is a less severe form of autism. There are 6 Main ways that aspergers can be diagnosed. Children are often diagnosed between the ages of 4 and 8, with most being diagnosed at age 5. Diagnosis can be obtained when these symptoms are present.
Anxiety
Hyperlexia (advanced word recognition skills)
Sensory difficulties
Motor deficits
Difficulty with pragmatic language skills
Social skills deficits
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) The symptoms of Asperger's autism include:
Anxiety
Hyperlexia (advanced word recognition skills)
Sensory difficulties
Motor deficits
Difficulty with pragmatic language skills
Social skills deficits
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) Doctors do not yet know what causes asperger's autism.
Because children with aspergers sometimes have family members that exhibit symptoms of aspergers, it is hypothesized that genetics may be the cause. Also, males are 4 times more likely to contract this disorder than females, giving more rise to the genetics claim. There is no known cure. It is hoped that as scientists learn more about the disorder, they will be able to find a cure. As of now, the only treatments are hyperactivity medicine. There is no way to prevent. Since aspergers autism is not severe, some argue that they dont need a cure. They say that all it really is is a bunch of social eccentricities and weird obsessions. Estimated between 0.024% and 0.36% of the general population in North America and northern
Europe
No difference between certain racial and ethnic groups.
Male to female ratio 4:1, estimations can reach as high as 8:1
Prognosis
People with aspergers can live as long as a person without the disorder. http://www.answers.com/topic/asperger-s-syndrome
http://school.familyeducation.com/learning-disabilities/behavior/56316.html
http://www.kylestreehouse.org/understanding/what-is-autism.aspx?gclid=CIPS0bKFrKECFU3X5wodQH46DQ
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