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What is Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger syndrome is a condition on the autism spectrum, with mainly more functioning. People with this condition may be socially awkward and have and may be more interested in specific topics. Behavioral therapy can help people with the syndrome learn to communicate more successfully. Aspergers is 50% more common in males that females.

Caption: Girl isolated from the rest of the group.

What is the Autism Spectrum

Tautism spectrum is a range of development problems that includes autism as well as other disorders with similar things. Children with Asperger Syndrone are more higher functioning means they share many symptoms with children who have "high-functioning autism."

Symptoms of Aspergers


  • Socially awkward
  • Aggression
  • compulsive behavior
  • fidgeting
  • impulsivity
  • repetitive movements
  • social isolation
  • persistent repetition of words or actions


  • inability to combine muscle movements
  • poor coordination
  • or tic


  • anger
  • anxiety
  • apprehension

Also common

  • depression
  • intense interest in a limited amount of things
  • learning disability
  • nightmares
  • sensitivity to sound

Treatments and Therapies

Many parents with children who have Aspergers go to speacalists such as speech and occupational therapists. Occupational Therapists are people who help improve daily living and work skills in patients. Many doctors recommend communication training and behavioral therapy to help people learn to socialize better.

Logan Herrmeyer

My cousin Logan Herrmeyer lives in Minneapolis, Minnisota. He is almost 14 and was born with Aspergers Syndrome. When he was young he did not speak until he was 2 then we was emidietly saying not words but sentences. He also started to read. My mother said when she saw him when he