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This paper takes a look at Asperger syndrome. According to the paper, Asperger syndrome is similar to autism yet is distinctly different. The paper reports that while individuals with autism are generally withdrawn and uninterested in the world around them, individuals with Asperger syndrome truly want to be socially involved, yet have difficulty in the areas requiring social, behavioral, motor and sensory skills.
From the Paper:"According to Bauer, one of the most useful and interesting sources on outcome has come from observing parents and relatives of children with Asperger Syndrome, for they themselves seem to have the disorder. These observations strongly indicate that Asperger Syndrome does not "preclude the potential for a more 'normal' adult life" (Bauer 1996). More often than not, adults with Asperger Syndrome will naturally gravitate to a career or job that relates to their special interest area, often becoming very proficient (Bauer 1996). Although many students with this disorder often complete college and even graduate school, in the majority of cases they will continue to exhibit, to some extent, "subtle differences in social interactions" (Bauer1996). While many of these adults do marry, they will likely continue to be challenged by the emotional and social demands of marriage. Moreover, notes Bauer, their "rigidity of style and idiosyncratic perspective on the world can make interactions difficult, both in and out of the family" (Bauer 1996). They are also vulnerable to emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, thus may eventually seek out psychiatrist and other mental health care professionals, yet they may likely be misdiagnosed and the true nature of their problems go unrecognized (Bauer 1996). "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet. (2007). National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Retrieved February 10 1007 from:http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htm#51093080
- Bauer, Stephen. (1996). Asperger Syndrome. The Developmental Unit, The Genesee Hospital: Rochester, New York. Retrieved February 10 2007 from: http://www.aspennj.org/bauer.html
- Gingras, Happy. (2006 January 01). Educational interventions for individuals with Asperger syndrome. Intervention in School & Clinic. Retrieved February 10 2007 from HighBeam Research Library.
Cite this Research Paper:
Asperger Syndrome (2007, July 19) Retrieved December 08, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/asperger-syndrome-96941/
"Asperger Syndrome" 19 July 2007. Web. 08 December. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/asperger-syndrome-96941/>