Asperger's Disorder

These children have impaired social interaction which can include any of the following:

  • Inability to regulate social interaction by using non-verbal behaviors such as body posture and gestures, eye contact and facial expression
  • Does not develop peer relationships that are appropriate to their developmental level
  • Does not seek to share achievements, interests or pleasure with others
  • Lacks social or emotional reciprocity
  • Restricted repetitive bevaviors
  • Preoccupation with abnormal (in focus or intensity) interests. Such as spinning, or the wheels of cars
  • Rigidly sticks to routines or rituals that don't appear to have a function
  • Has stereotyped, repetitive motor mannerisms (such as hand flapping)

 

The symptoms cause clinically important impairment in social, occupational or personal functioning.  There is no clinically significant delay in language (single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years).  There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self-help skills, adaptive behavior, and curiosity about the environment in childhood.