Ft Worth, TX Aspergers Treatment
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What is Aspergers?
On the autism spectrum, Asperger syndrome, sometimes known as Asperger’s, was a historically used diagnosis. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) in 2013, it was combined into one diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (DSM-5).
Asperger syndrome is distinguished from other varieties of autism by its outstanding verbal language abilities and intellectual ability.
• Difficulty in social relations is a common symptom of Asperger syndrome.
• Interests that are restricted
• Desire for similarity
• Strengths that are unique
Aspergers Treatment History
Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder) was originally identified in the 1940s by Viennese physician Hans Asperger, who saw autism-like mannerisms and social and communication problems in boys with normal cognitive and language development. Many experts thought Asperger’s syndrome was just a lesser type of autism, so they labeled these people “high-functioning autism.” Uta Frith, a professor at University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and editor of Autism and Asperger Syndrome, defines people with Asperger’s as “having a dash of autism.”
Aspergers Diagnosis for Ft Worth Children
Asperger’s Disorder diagnosis has grown in recent years, however it’s unclear whether this is because it’s more common or because more experts are recognizing it. The symptoms for Asperger’s Disorder were the same as those listed for autism when Asperger’s and autism were regarded distinct illnesses under the DSM-IV; however, children with Asperger’s do not exhibit impairments in communication and language.
In reality, a kid must have normal language development as well as normal IQ to be diagnosed with Asperger’s. According to the DSM-IV criteria for Asperger’s, the person must have, “severe and sustained impairment in social interaction, and the development of restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests and activities that must cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning.”
ABA as a Treatment
In an ABA treatment for Asperger’s or autism, taking turns, conversation, sharing, joining a group, working with others toward a common goal, understanding facial expressions, tone of voice, and so on are broken down into smaller components and then taught systematically. Small class numbers allow for the formation of friendships and the teaching of skills required for inclusion in classes and communities.
The following are some of the social skills that ABA therapy can help with:
• Playing games that are interactive
• Starting a conversation, taking turns, and following directions
• The following are the social communication rules:
• Adaptive abilities
• a decrease in undesirable behaviors
• Eye contact that is appropriate
• Recognizing and comprehending social cues