Asperger Treatment

The ideal treatment for Asperger coordinates therapies that address the core symptoms of the disorder: poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness. No single treatment plan is right for every person. Ways to manage Asperger syndrome include social skills training, medication for coexisting conditions, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Treating Asperger: An Overview

The ideal treatment for Asperger 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 program for all children with Asperger syndrome, but most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention occurs, the better.
 
Asperger treatment may include:
 

Strategies Used to Treat Asperger

An effective program for the treatment of Asperger has the following aspects:
 
  • Teaches tasks as a series of simple steps
  • Builds on the child's interests
  • Offers a predictable schedule
  • Actively engages the child's attention in highly structured activities
  • Provides regular reinforcement of behavior.
     

What Is the Prognosis With Asperger Treatment?

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