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What Are The Aspergers Symptoms In Kids And Adults? a�� Overview

I have been researching more and more about pervasive developmental disorders since I found out that one my cousina��s son is showing Aspergers Symptoms. It is a little nerve wrecking because genetics is one of the main causes of it and I wanted to make sure all my kids, my brothersa�� kids are fine. I was so obsessed with it that my family worried about it and had to interfere to calm me.

Aspergers Symptoms In Children:
Herea��s what I have understood a little bit about the disorder and am sharing it in simple words here.

  • Even as infants, kids with aspergera��s syndrome find it hard to achieve the simple milestones like trying to communicate via mumbling etc.
  • They avoid eye contacts, cannot walk unassisted unlike other kids without this disorder, etc.
  • They do not react to auditory stimulus, and avoid looking at the person trying to speak to them.
  • Their body posture is odd and so are their facial expressions.
  • They do not smile back at people.
  • Unlike autism, children with aspergera��s syndrome do not experience delayed language and can learn the native language before they reach 3 years.
  • As young kids they dislike changes.
  • They do not understand the social interaction rules and do not like to take turns when someone is talking to them.
  • They are intelligent children and use words that are advanced to their age.
  • They have a weird way of walking and are not good with their motor skills. Self care, using cutlery, tying laces, etc are hard for them.
  • They find it hard to play with others, enjoy games that are interactive in nature, and so on.
  • They are overtly reactive to certain sounds, clothes, touch, smell, and other sensory inputs.
  • Socially withdrawn, they prefer being alone, and avoid people.
  • They do not initiate new things and are happy doing the same thing everyday.
  • They have very narrowed interests and do not explore other hobbies.
  • They speech is monotonous, full of repetitions of a few words, and phrases.
  • They are very reserved, shy, trusting, and naA?ve.
  • They are not good with multitasking and can focus only on one thing.

In Adults:

  • With age, the symptoms of the disorder are more stabilized. They are more in control of themselves and can take care of themselves.
  • The brain of these adults and kids is designed in such a way that they do not pay attention to other peoplea��s emotions, feelings and sentiments. For this, they are labeled as arrogant, rude, selfish, etc.
  • They do not understand the non-verbal language, or can understand the gestures.
  • They take words and spoken language literally and fail to read in between the lines or analyse the contextual meaning.
  • They are obsessed with details and usually end up being experts of the work that interests them.
  • They prefer to talk only about their work and do not care if the other person is interested or not.
  • Their memory is very sharp, intelligence average, but they are brilliant in their work.
  • For them friendship with new people is difficult and they generally prefer to keep it to themselves.
  • Their social interactions and life is marred by the lack of basic pragmatics.
  • When they are forcibly involved in a conversation they end up doing only small talks and do not indulge in lengthy conversations.
  • They have trouble controlling their tantrums, emotions, and anger.
  • Following the same routing makes them feel secure and do not like any changes introduced to it.
  • It is hard for them to understand other peoplea��s opinions and views and need visual aids to follow them.

These aspergers symptoms should help people like me who are concerned if one of their family kida��s or a member is affected by this disorder. If there is even a slightest suspicion then it is better to consult a pediatrician or a therapist to overrule the doubt or start the treatment.

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