What can be mistaken for Aspergers?
The conditions listed below all exhibit similar behavioral symptoms to autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral treatments for these conditions overlap with those of autism.
- Prader-Willi Syndrome.
- Angelman Syndrome.
- Rett Syndrome.
- Tardive Dyskinesia.
What are the physical signs of Aspergers?
- Poor fine motor skills.
- Poor handwriting skills.
- Heightened sensitivity and overstimulation in relation to loud noises, bright lights, unusual textures, or strong tastes.
- Poor coordination.
- Unusual body postures and gestures.
What does mild Aspergers look like?
displays unusual nonverbal communication, such as lack of eye contact, few facial expressions, or awkward body postures and gestures. does not empathize with or seems insensitive to others’ feelings and has a hard time “reading” other people or may have difficulty understanding humor.
What is the most distinctive symptom of a person with Asperger’s?
One telltale sign of Asperger’s syndrome is having difficulty in social situations. Common symptoms of Asperger’s that may impact social interaction or communication include: Problems making or maintaining friendships. Isolation or minimal interaction in social situations.
How do you rule out Aspergers?
Currently, there’s no specific test that can diagnose Asperger’s syndrome in adults. There are no current diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s syndrome in adults either. Autism spectrum disorders are usually diagnosed in early childhood.
What can mimic high functioning autism?
Conditions similar to autism
Specific developmental disorder—in this condition the language disorder and other developmental disorders are similar to autism. Intellectual disability—severe intellectual disability patients may behave similarly to autistic patients.
What are the 3 main symptoms of Aspergers?
What are the Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome? Children with Asperger’s Syndrome exhibit poor social interactions, obsessions, odd speech patterns, limited facial expressions and other peculiar mannerisms. They might engage in obsessive routines and show an unusual sensitivity to sensory stimuli.
What are the characteristics of high functioning Aspergers in adults?
Adults with Asperger’s: How they struggle, how they thrive
- Hypersensitivities (to lights, sounds, tastes, etc.)
- Difficulty with the give and take of conversation.
- Difficulty with nonverbal conversation skills (distance, loudness, tone, etc.)
- Uncoordinated movements or clumsiness.
- Anxiety and depression.