As per a 2008 CDC report, the average age of Asperger diagnosis was 6 years. A 2007 British study reported further delay in Asperger diagnosis – averaging around age 11. Autism has its underlying foundations in early brain development. Be that as it may, the most clear indications of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 12 and 18 months of age. Symptoms typically are apparent before age 3 years. The complex nature of these disorders, coupled with a lack of biologic markers for diagnosis and changes in clinical definitions over time, creates challenges in monitoring the prevalence of ASDs. Parents usually notice red flags when their kid starts preschool and interact with kids there.
Common Characteristics of Asperger’s
Kids diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder don’t have intellectual incapacity, however they may have blended capacities. For instance, they may have amazing verbal abilities however poor non-verbal aptitudes. They can likewise be exceptionally cumbersome.
Aspies are often extremely knowledgeable about most loved themes. They may have advanced language skills for their age and frequently begin discussions.
In any case, they regularly miss meaningful gestures and misinterpret language. For instance, they experience issues understanding jokes, or they may take things too actually.
Also, they more often than not don’t appreciate change, they like status quo
Checklist of Signs of Asperger’s disorder:
Children with Asperger’s disorder may:
- begin interactions with others however experience issues keeping a discussion going
- interact with individuals on the off chance that they require something or need to discuss something that interests them, though it’s not because they are inclined towards other people.
- interact in an awkward and stilted way – for instance, they prefer eye to eye contact while speaking or interpret things literally
- interact more effectively with grown-ups than with kids
- not demonstrate feeling or compassion
- combine words at the usual developmental stage (around two years)
- use a flat or monotone voice
- answer questions, yet not ask them if the subject doesn’t intrigue them
- have limited or obsessive interests that make them seem like ‘walking encyclopaedias’ about specific subjects
- incline toward schedules and guidelines
- not react well to change