Asperger Syndrome Behaviour
Children and adults with Asperger Syndrome are all different and it would be quite difficult to find two alike. They symptoms from one person to another will vary with some people have quite severe symptoms and showing all the symptoms, while other people will only have a few symptoms and those may be quite mild. Because of the large variance of symptoms from one person to another it is difficult to define the Asperger Syndrome Behaviour.
The behaviour of children with Aspergers may seem quite odd at times or even a bit eccentric. In general, people with Aspergers syndrome tend to be lacking social skills and communication skills which may make their behaviour seem a little odd or even naughty even though this is not their intention.
Some differences in behaviour with an Aspergers child from a normal child may be:
Aspergers children will sometimes appear quite insensitive of other people's feelings. They don't mean to be insensitive but they lack the social skills to have or show empathy to others. They will often seem uninterested in the interests of others also and will only be interested in their own experiences or interests which may also make them seem to be insensitive to other people's needs.
Appear aloof or snobby
This is a big misconception with Aspergers people that they sometimes appear aloof or snobby. They are not at all snobby or aloof but rather lack the social skills to join in with group discussions or activities. They will usually sit back and remain quiet or even just watch rather than join in until they are asked or invited. It is not that they don't want to join in it is just that they are unsure and don't really know how.
Children with Aspergers may become aggressive which is usually due to them not being able to handle the stress in their lives. Aspergers children are quite bright and therefore will usually know that there is something different about them. This can be quite stressful for them as they just don't know how to change these things even though they want to. If this stress builds up over time they can become more and more aggressive. This is why it is important to put strategies into place and also to teach your child social skills to try and make it less stressful for them.
Asperger syndrome behaviour does not have to rule a persons life but with the right treatments and strategies they can learn to deal with these behaviours. Many people with Aspergers will grow up and lead reasonably normal lives and you will give your child the best chance at a normal life by being dedicated to helping them deal with their disorder.
About the author: If you have a child with Aspergers it is extremely important that you learn as much as you can about the disorder and set up the appropriate treatments for your child.
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