Autism Home > Asperger's Disorder

Asperger syndrome, often just shortened to "Asperger's," is a disorder characterized by a degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. These children have an obsessive interest in a single object or topic to the exclusion of anything else. As a result, they may seem like little professors.
 
After a diagnosis is made, an effective treatment program for Asperger should, among other things, offer the following:
 
  • Regular reinforcement of behavior
  • A predictable schedule
  • Tasks broken down into a series of steps.
     
This is not a fatal disorder; children with Asperger's often go on to lead effective, normal lives with appropriate treatment and occasional encouragement.
 
(To learn more about this disorder, click Asperger Syndrome. This segment discusses additional symptoms, possible complications, and specific treatment options.)
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.