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Children with Asperger syndrome actually have a type of autism spectrum disorder. They often display expertise, a high level of vocabulary, and formal speech patterns that make them seem like little professors. These children also usually have a history of developmental delays in motor skills, such as pedaling a bike, catching a ball, or climbing outdoor play equipment.
 
Once the condition is diagnosed, treatment can involve medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills training, and other measures. With effective treatment, as these children become adults, they often are able to successfully hold a mainstream job. Asperger syndrome is not fatal, and people have a normal life expectancy.
 
(Click Asperger Syndrome for more information on symptoms, treatment, and possible complications.)
 
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