These are some of the characteristics of a child with Asperger’s syndrome:
– Difficulty with social interaction, imagination and flexible thinking
– Difficulty with abstract concepts
– They may take language literally
– Pieces of information may remain ‘disconnected’
– They may seem rude
– They find it difficult to make small talk, and talk at people rather than to them
– There may be a lack of awareness in turn-taking and in interpreting body language, facial expressions, gestures and vocal volume
– Eye contact may be avoided
– They may have difficulty in appreciating others’ thoughts and feelings
– They may find humour difficult
– They may be obsessively tidy
– They may have idiosyncratic interests.
If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, ERS may be able to help you.