Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism are usually misdiagnosed. Many parents are convinced that their child has a different disorder than Autism. They end up taking their child to a specialist only to find out later that Asperger’s is the true disorder. The key to determining the true cause of Autism is by discovering what behavior occurs in children with this disorder and those without it. This is not always possible though.
In the cases where both Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism are present, the exact cause of the disorder is unknown. What we do know is that the behaviors displayed by people with Asperger’s are more difficult to deal with. They tend to have difficulty communicating with others and exhibit repetitive behaviors. On the other hand, autistic children do not tend to have these problems. They tend to be very fluent in the language, with no repetitive behaviors. Read this detailed post about Asperger’s vs Autism. And below we are discussing the basic points.
Sensitive To Loud Noises
Children with Asperger’s Syndrome will often exhibit the same kinds of symptoms as autistic children. They will most often be overly sensitive to loud noises, with little interest in any sort of visual stimulation. They also suffer from poor eye-hand coordination and often find it difficult to make decisions based on logic. This can translate into performing poorly at school as well. The symptoms for Asperger’s Syndrome are very much like those associated with autism, however, they tend to display them in a different way. These children also tend to show a high need for sameness.
Children with Asperger’s syndrome tend to become fixated on a specific thing. They will be fixated on one thing for an extended period, even if they don’t need the item or activity. People with autism do not focus on things for an extended time. They will be interested in them, but they will often be distracted by a whole host of other things.
A Lack of Social Skills.
Children with Asperger’s Syndrome also display a lack of social skills. They will be unable to initiate or respond to social cues. They may try to establish relationships but will have difficulty making friends. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome may be overly focused on one or two things, whereas autistic children have no problem with many things.
Autistic people do not have a problem with or focus on the appearance of others. Children with Asperger’s Disorder, on the other hand, can become highly obsessed with the appearance of others. They will be extremely interested in what clothes a person wears, what jewelry he or she wears, what hairstyle he or she wears, and what body makeup (or lack thereof) that person may wear. These symptoms are very common among autistic people.
Upset Or Embarrassed
When it comes to physical appearance, there can be little difference between Asperger’s Syndrome and autism. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome will often be very sensitive to changes in their appearance. This is evident by the fact that they will often be unable to make changes to their hairstyle without becoming upset or embarrassed. They will frequently become very upset when their hair doesn’t look the way they want it to look, or when they eat something that makes them feel uncomfortable. In addition, children with Asperger’s Syndrome will often be extremely sensitive to sounds and noises.
While autistic children can be frustrating for parents, there are some advantages to having these children in the family. Although they will most likely have difficulties relating to other children, they are not completely incapable of forming friendships. They can often learn to read and speak appropriate words and phrases, and will often develop a keen interest in the world around them. In some rare cases, these children may also develop autism-like symptoms, but this is rare.