Some of the common signs and symptoms of Asperger syndrome include obsessive interest in a single object, repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech, and clumsy motor movements. Children exhibiting symptoms of this condition want to know everything about their topic of interest, and their conversations will be about little else.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome?The most distinguishing Asperger symptom is a child's obsessive interest in a single object or topic to the exclusion of any other. Children with symptoms of Asperger want to know everything about their topic of interest, and their conversations with others will be about little else.
Their expertise, high level of vocabulary, and formal speech patterns make them seem like little professors.
Other Asperger symptoms include:
- Clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements
- Repetitive routines or rituals
- Peculiarities in speech and language
- Problems with nonverbal communication
- Socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior (and the inability to interact successfully with peers).
More Details of Other Asperger Symptoms
Children with Asperger syndrome are isolated because of their poor social skills and narrow interests. They may approach other people, but make normal conversation impossible by inappropriate or eccentric behavior, or by wanting only to talk about their singular interest.
Motor Development DelayChildren with Asperger syndrome usually have a history of developmental delays in motor skills such as pedaling a bike, catching a ball, or climbing outdoor play equipment. They are often awkward and poorly coordinated with a walk that can appear either stilted or bouncy.