Asperger Syndrome

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a child's ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others. Children with Asperger's syndrome is characterized by having stiffness in social situations and just have an interest in a particular field.

Doctors classify Asperger's syndrome with other conditions that are called autistic spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder. It deals with the ability socialize and communicate.

There is no cure for Asperger's syndrome, if your child has the condition treatment can help him to learn how to interact better in social situations.


Signs and symptoms of Asperger's syndrome, among others:

• Only concerned with one hand while speaking, no matter if the listener is not listening or trying to change the topic of conversation

• Shows unusual nonverbal communication, such as lack of eye contact, few facial expressions, or body posture and gestures are stiff

• Demonstrate an intense obsession with one or two things, narrow subjects, such as game statistics, training schedules, weather or snakes

• Bring up the ignorance, empathy with or be sensitive to others' feelings

• difficulty "reading" other people or understanding humor

• Talk with a monotone voice, loud or fast

• Moving careless with the lack of coordination

• Having an odd posture or a rigid gait

Causes & Risk Factors

Experts do not know what causes Asperger's syndrome, although a genetic component is suspected to have a role. This condition is also associated with a structure that is not normal in some parts of the brain.