What is Asperger Syndrome and what are the signs?
Aspergers can be apparent when a child has difficulty in social situations. This can become most evident when a child reaches school. They may have stereotyped patterns of behaviour and obsessional interests. They have difficulty empathising with and understanding others.
Many children with the syndrome have normal intelligence or can even have above average intelligence but they lack social and communication skills as well as the ability to empathise and relate to others. Some say that the root of these problems lies with an inability to read emotions in others and to understand their own feelings. However, with the proper support and early intervention, children with AS can grow up to lead full and productive lives.