Asperger's Syndrome Pros And Cons

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There are many reasons why I have chosen to discuss the topic of Asperger’s syndrome now called autism spectrum disorder. When I first learned about the disorder, it was only labeled Asperger’s syndrome, there were no in between that is what you were. The reason my paper is on this topic is because my daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in her kindergarten year of school. She was shy and not a very social child, but acted like the other children for the most part. Her issues that stuck out the most were being social, having things completed the same way, and her clothes and socks felt funny to her. She was funny about the way her socks touched her toes and they had to be on just right or there was a melt down to come. Getting dressed …show more content…
I keep referring to it as Asperger 's because that is what I know it as and what we have called it for years. Her doctor still refers to it as that as well. When my daughter was diagnosed we went into research mode for months. I attended support groups, play therapy, as well as received multiple second opinions for her. I learned a lot on this topic quickly because I wanted my child to be cared for as well as have the best education possible. However, researching the internet has its pros and cons in my opinion. You can get some really good information along with some bad information. Just be advised to read good supported facts from real doctors and psychologist and not made up stories from people being paid to spread false …show more content…
Some people like getting information from a parent or individual that has gone through the same thing they are. People can relate with others better like this. The research will give a person a better understanding of what is going on, what to expect, and how to prepare. "There is currently no cure for ASD. However, research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development. Early intervention services help children from birth to 3 years old (36 months) learn important skills. Services can include therapy to help the child talk, walk, and interact with others. Therefore, it is important to talk to your child’s doctor as soon as possible if you think your child has ASD or other developmental problem". (CDC,2016) This research can set the tone of what you can expect from the doctors, family, and the school system. People that have been newly diagnose are in shock and need some guidance and

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