Asperger's Syndrome: Troubled With Nonverbal Communication

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Troubled with nonverbal communication. Obsessive behavior. “inability to understand social/emotional issues or nonliteral phrases” (Autism Speaks 1). Awkward mannerisms. Almost every person can look back on memories of having issues with some or all of these things. Yet most are able to look back with a relief that it was small phase in life that has since passed, something to be remembered fondly, laughed at jokingly. But for people with Asperger’s syndrome these awkward behaviors are not just a phase in life, not something to be taken too lightly. Instead those with Asperger’s deal with these “weird actions” every single day for the entirety of their lives, working with medication and therapy, against anxiety and possible isolationism. They …show more content…
Unfortunately, the exact cause of Asperger 's has still yet to be discovered (1). Scientist, psychologists, and an array of other professional researchers have agreed that it is related to autism and that the cause is a defect in the neurological connections within the brain. Cases of Asperger 's also show cases of Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS) (1). Though the exact cause is unknown the consequences of the disorder have been studied at length and can be easily …show more content…
Asperger 's has inhabited the high functioning section of the autism spectrum. This means that unlike those on the low functioning end, people with Asperger’s have been known to be extremely smart, especially in the topic they obsess in, extensive in vocabulary and random facts, held great memories, and extremely well versed when pen was put to paper. Many with Asperger’s have easily situated themselves in with groups or jobs that focus on their obsession and became rather successful. Such people often attributed their success to and have taken pride in their disorder. Still, as was earlier stated people with Asperger 's also face symptoms that have hurt their ability to have a healthy life and so a number of treatments have been put in place to help people control their disorder. (Autism Speaks

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