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Asperger's Syndrome: Treatment

The ideal treatment for Asperger's syndrome coordinates therapies that address the three core symptoms of the disorder:
  • Poor communication skills
  • Obsessive or repetitive routines
  • Physical clumsiness.
There is no single best treatment package for all children with Asperger's syndrome, but most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better.
An effective Asperger's syndrome treatment program:
  • Builds on the child's interests
  • Offers a predictable schedule
  • Teaches tasks as a series of simple steps
  • Actively engages the child's attention in highly structured activities
  • Provides regular reinforcement of behavior.
Asperger's syndrome treatment may include medication for coexisting conditions, social skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other measures.

Asperger's Syndrome: Prognosis

With proper treatment, children with Asperger's syndrome can learn to cope with their disabilities, but they may find social situations and personal relationships challenging.
Asperger's syndrome does not affect normal life expectancy and is not fatal.
Adults with Asperger's syndrome work successfully in mainstream jobs, although they may continue to need encouragement and moral support to maintain an independent life.
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