Motor development may be delayed, leading to clumsiness or uncoordinated motor movements. Compared with those affected by other forms of ASD, however, those with Asperger syndrome do not have significant delays or difficulties in language or cognitive development. Some even demonstrate precocious vocabulary — often in a highly specialized field of interest. The following behaviors are often associated with Asperger syndrome.
Living with an Asperger Profile for Adults
Asperger's in adults: Signs and symptoms
Your child might display just a few, several, or all the signature behaviors. They may not recognize when someone is uncomfortable, disinterested, or offended. For example, he or she might be able to recite different types of flowers or sports statistics. But, they do have specific language behaviors that set them apart. They may speak in a very monotone or rhythmic manner, with a loud voice.
Asperger’s Syndrome: What Are the Signs and Symptoms of the Disorder?
Autism is a developmental disability characterized by difficulties in communication and social interaction and characteristic patterns of behavior. Many adults learn to hide their symptoms to the extent that they may appear neurologically typical. This can cause the person to react inappropriately or have emotional outbursts.
For more than two decades, AANE staff have learned about the talents and struggles of adults with Asperger profiles. Below is a review of some of the recurrent themes that have arisen out of our collective years of experience. Many adults with Asperger profiles appear to have very high levels of functioning—but what does that actually mean? It can mean that one functions very well in some arenas and not well in others.