Denise Drum

Have you noticed that your child has a few eccentric habits? Do they not socialize well with others? They may be a part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Asperger Syndrome is a mild form of autism. Here are some of the most common characteristics that people who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome demonstrate:

  • Limited interests
    • They may gain an enormous amount of factual information about a particular subject or item
    • Conversations with others will be about little else than their subject or item
  • Preoccupation with repetitive routines
  • Inability to interact successfully with peers
    • Many times, children will withdrawal from social interactions
    • Can lead to depression and anxiety
  • Have difficulty deciphering gestures, facial expressions, or tone of voice
    • This prevents them from making friendships and keeping friends because of their inability to understand how others feel
    • They tend to have difficulty understanding jokes
  • Have sensory difficulties
    • Can occur in one or all of the senses
    • Can be either over or under-sensitive
    • Find it hard to use their body awareness system

If any of these characteristics fit your child’s everyday behavior, they may have Asperger Syndrome. For a more in-depth check list and to see if your child may need more assistance, visit