Aspergers is one of several of the autism disorders. Difficulties in social interaction and restricted interests and activities are the main noticeable practices. Only a qualified psychiatrist or counselor can determine if your child has Aspergers.

There is a test known as the Autism-Spectrum Quotient or AQ. This will give you an indication of how likely it is that your child has Aspergers. In the meantime here are some indications that will give you an idea if you should go to a doctor or not:

Do you think your child is quirky about some things?

Does your child have poor or limited social skills?

Does your child appear to be selfish and unwilling to play with other children?

Does your child appear to be unsympathetic towards others when they make a mistake?

Does your child prefer to do things in specific repetitive patterns?

Is your child good at math or art or music?

Is your child unable to do things like a somersaults and cartwheels?

Is your child uncoordinated or slow physically?

Does your child complain about certain colors, itchy labels on their skin, and certain types of foods?

Can your child look you in the eyes while talking?

If most of these apply, then your child might have a tendency to be diagnosed with Aspergers. If not Aspergers, then sometimes an different diagnosis within the autism spectrum. But only a doctor can make the accurate diagnosis. This absolutely will make your child unique if they have it.

There does not seem to be any long term medication that can be given like to child who has ADD or ADHD. Keep them in a regular school to learn social skills is a must. It is very important to work closely with the teacher and others to help them in the day to day management of their behavior.

Behavior therapy to learn how to deal with the differences is the most prescribed treatment. Most people with Aspergers will learn coping techniques that they will use throughout their daily lives. They still need support and encouragement. to realize that this is certainly a difference and not a disability.