For those who ever heard about aspergers disorder may be wondering if it is same with autism syndrome or not. If it is not the same, then what are the different between autism children and aspergers children?
In fact, aspergers disorder is actually a part of autism syndrome which is less severe than other types of autism. One of the main reasons why aspergers disorder being categorized as a mild version of autism is because it does not have language delays like children of other types of autism. Those who never know about the characteristics of aspergers children may think that the children is normal but a little bit odd.
Unlike autism children, aspergers children have the desire to fit in and interact with other people but they do not know how to socialize. For some reason, they are unable to understand social cues that come naturally to others such as how to assess people’s body language or how to engage in a conversation.
For aspergers children, they have very good language skills when talking but their speech pattern are different and lack of inflection. It is very hard for them to understand the abstract concepts including irony or humor. Most of aspergers children have average intelligence or higher.