Asperger’s Syndrome: “The Higher Functioning Form of Autism?”

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Despite having years of scientific research on Autism and its related condition Asperger’s Syndrome; forms of Autism Spectrum Disorders still remain somewhat of a mystery disorder. There are many treatments available for individuals suffering from these disorders however; a cure is yet to be found. Early differences in social behavior can be the basis for diagnosis of autism as early as 12 months of age (Berkell 10). Early intensive treatment can prove beneficial and produce a dramatic difference in the lives of children that are typically diagnosed after the age of two. If children are diagnosed early enough it will have a great effect on their lives, their families and society by expanding their involvement in the community, efforts in …show more content…
Indicators for autism can vary from acute intellectual, social and verbal communication disabilities to someone with Asperger’s who is socially compromised but is mentally gifted with only minor persistent shortfalls. Asperger’s is considered to be a milder form of autism and those diagnosed are higher functioning and have an IQ within the normal to above normal range while those with autism show reduced intelligence and their IQ’s can vary. Because of their lack of vocal skills, Autistic people frequently require special settings when in work or school; on the contrary, Asperger’s individuals can function successfully with only minor modification.
One of the major contrasts between the two in the impediment of language and symptoms must be of significance in their performance of everyday life. Issues with communication delays are always existent in people with autism, therefore it is not unusual for the individual to have complete lack of language skills; for example a child of the age of 6 may not be able to speak to even those of great importance to them, like their parents. On the contrary, those with Asperger’s talk and function normally. Many people with autism, particularly those of lower intelligence, do not speak, or only make unintelligible noises, or speak only on rare occasions, such as during a temper outburst (Berkell 10). On the

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