In terms of comorbidity with Asperger’s Syndrome, neither doctors nor researchers can predict what, if any, additional challenges your child will struggle with beyond Asperger’s. However, there are disorders and conditions, which are commonly, associated with autism spectrum disorders.
Pivotal response is a treatment derived from applied behavior analysis philosophies. Primarily developed by Drs. Lynn and Robert Koegel, additional research by other scientists continues. The following briefly outlines the core components of PRT.
Precious little information is easily accessible concerning Asperger’s syndrome in adults. Checklists, questionnaires, and other information on adult Asperger’s symptoms are not as prevalent as those designed for children. Many of the characteristic symptoms are similar, just in lesser degrees.
How common are Pervasive Development Disorders? It can be difficult to pinned down exact numbers when discussing the prevalence of Pervasive Developmental Disorders. This is due, in large part, to the inaccuracy of testing, diagnosis, and study reports, as well as poor understanding.
Non Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD) is very similar to Asperger’s syndrome in both signs and symptoms. This leads to children with NLD often carrying the misdiagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS.)
Parents of children with Asperger’s syndrome are often shocked and worried about the violent behaviors these children sometimes exhibit. Corrective measures intended for a developmentally “normal” child seldom work for Aspies, leaving parents at a loss as to how to deal with harmful behavior.
A new classification of genetic disorders known as ciliopathies often show some of the same signs and symptoms as autism spectrum disorders. Mutations in cilia, a hair-like feature of mammalian cells, creates disorders with remarkably similar symptoms like social, developmental, and speech delays.