Children With Asperger 's Syndrome Essay

1147 Words Oct 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Is it easy to imagine seeing the world in an entirely different and “strange” way? For people with Asperger’s syndrome, this concept is reality. AS is a high functioning form of autism that affects many aspects of a person’s life and how they view and understand the world. As a developmental disorder, it disrupts a person’s regular growth and maturing processes. (Allman) People with AS think in a completely different way than those who are neurotypical; they have difficulties understanding social situations, such as emotional cues and body language, which causes them to be outcast from a society they don’t much understand. Even so, these people can be very intelligent individuals with academic gifts; though, things may come too naturally for them, and cause them to get bored.
Asperger’s syndrome (which may be referred to as Asperger syndrome, Asperger’s disorder, or simply AS) had its firsts definition in 1944 by Hans Asperger, a Viennese child psychologist. He found in four boys a certain set of behaviorisms he described as "autistic psychopathy”. These behaviorisms included "a lack of empathy, little ability to form friendships, one-sided conversation, intense absorption in a special interest, and clumsy movements." The kids were called “little professors” by Asperger because of the way they can have such detailed conversations about something they enjoy and how they have such extensive knowledge about the subject. People think that the publication of Asperger’s syndrome…

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