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Information about Asperger Syndrome



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What is Asperger Syndrome?


What are the causes of Asperger's Syndrome?


What are the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome?

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What are the statistics concerning Asperger Syndrome?


Diagnosis

Diagnosing Asperger Syndrome is complicated. Professionals do not have standardized screenings and must rely on a battery of screening and diagnostic tools.


Prevention


Awareness

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Viewpoint


On-Line Discussion


Needs and Solutions


Treatment and Rehabilitation:

A typical treatment program generally includes:

Individuals may benefit from individual, group, animal-assisted, or music therapy.

Many studies have been done on early behavioral interventions. Most of these are single case with one to five participants. The single case studies are usually about controlling non-core autistic problem-behaviors like self-injury, aggression, noncompliance, stereotypes, or spontaneous language. Packaged interventions such as those run by UCLA or TEACCH are designed to treat the entire syndrome and have been found to be somewhat effective.

Unintended side effects of medication and intervention have largely been ignored in the literature about treatment programs for children or adults, and there are claims that some treatments are not ethical and do more harm than good.

It is important to focus on maximizing the patient's capabilities at home and in the community. Positive reinforcement helps recovery by improving self-esteem and promoting independence. The rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient. Active involvement of the patient and family is vital to the success of the program. Parents and teachers can help by providing a structured and supportive environment

The goal of rehabilitation help the person to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life - physically, emotionally, and socially.

In order to help reach these goals, Asperger rehabilitation programs may include the following:

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References

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