Asperger's Syndrome (AS)
By: Emilie Webster
What system of the body does this illness affect?
Asperger’s syndrome is a condition much like autism, but much less severe. This condition changes how the person would normally act around others, how they react to certain things, and especially what the person thinks about. Asperger’s affects the central nervous system also known as the brain.
What makes people with Asperger's different?
A normal central nervous system is supposed to process sounds, tastes, feeling, sight, and smell. People with Asperger’s have a functioning brain and they can do everything a person without the condition can do. The big differences is the structural build of their brain compared to others. Their brain functions differently because of it and that’s why they act differently than people without the illness.
Who is effected?
Where does this condition come from?
How is it diagnosed?
The signs and symptoms
Is there a treatment?
There is no cure for this condition but there are several programs that could help the person a little more. Social skills training, speech therapy, co-existing with other children, and physical therapy are good examples that may help the child depending on what they have trouble with. Another huge part of helping the child is the type of parenting they have. Behavioral techniques taught at home would also be very helpful for the child.
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