Asperger’s Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder, and people with it therefore show significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.
The exact cause is unknown, although research supports the likelihood of a genetic basis; brain-imaging techniques have not identified a clear common pathology.
The mainstay of management is behavioral therapy, focusing on specific deficits to address poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness. Most individuals improve over time, but difficulties with communication, social adjustment and independent living continue into adulthood.
CURE Counseling & Assessment Training Centre provides to two separate tests to validate the presence of Asperger’s in teens and children.