Asperger’s syndrome is considered a neurobiological condition. It falls on the autism spectrum, though at the higher functioning level of this spectrum. It is estimated that approximately 1 in every 500 people have this condition, and it affects people of all ages.
Those who have Asperger’s syndrome tend to be extremely intelligent. For example, they can recall information after only reading or hearing about it one time. However, despite their extreme intelligence, those who have Asperger’s syndrome do experience significant issues that can impact their daily lives and their ability to relate to others in a “normal” manner.
While the symptoms of this condition do vary from person to person, often, these symptoms can make several aspects of their lives. Given how common Asperger’s is, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms. The earlier intervention begins, the better the outcome.
Here’s a look at 11 common signs of Asperger’s syndrome.
1. An inability to pick up on social cues
During infancy and toddlerhood, people do not have the ability to read, understand, and react to social cues. However, as children develop, they should naturally start to develop the ability to pick up on cues from others.
For someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, this may be extremely difficult to do. For example, a child with this condition may not have an understanding of personal space, or they may not be able to understand when someone else is expressing signs of sadness or anger. Because of this common symptom of Asperger’s syndrome, people who have this condition often find it difficult to make and retain personal relationships.
This could lead to difficulties in making friends or even connecting with co-workers. As such, someone with this condition might feel “left out” or that they are “different” from their peers, which could lead to additional problems.