Asperger’s syndrome and Down’s syndrome in children

Asperger’s syndrome and Down’s syndrome in children from Australian Autism ADHD Foundation

By: Australian Autism ADHD Foundation  12-Apr-2015
Keywords: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Social Skills

Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in which the patient, whether child or adult, show problems in making social interactions with others and has a limited range of interests or activities. The patient may also be overly pedantic, use complex accurate words and have repetitive behaviors.

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