Asperger syndrome vs Autism key points

Asperger disorder
-Impairment in social interaction (few interests)
-They are aware that they do not fit in socially.
-Unlike autistic children, they do not express basic language impairment (only minor problems)
-Treatment is behavior modification and cognitive-behavioral therapy are used to improve level of function.
-Some consider this condition as high functioning autism

-Usually manifests itself before age 3 years (Asperger may be later)
-Triad of
---Impairment in social interaction (no friends, no empathy)
---Language delay
---Ritualistic behaviors and a strong need for sameness and consistency
-Treatment includes intense family support, behavior modification, speech and language training, auditory integration training, and medication.

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