What is Asperger's syndrome?

Also known as: Asperger syndrome, AS, autism spectrum disorder, ASD, Asperger Disorder.

Asperger's syndrome describes a group of symptoms in children who have difficulties with social, behavioral and communication skills who have only mildly abnormal/good language (more frequently) and cognitive skills with average/above average intelligence. At present it is classified as part of the diagnosis of “autism spectrum disorder.”


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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