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Do children with Asperger Syndrome grow out of it?

Do children with Asperger Syndrome grow out of it? Should a parent seek outside help besides the school system that their child attends?
In Topics: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
> 60 days ago

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lkauffman
Jan 3, 2008
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What the Expert Says:

Hi Angela,

What an excellent question. As you may know Asperger's Disorder is a syndrome in which an individual experiences difficulties in social communication, motor skills, and limited interests or preoccupations. Interestingly, the unique constellation of symptoms can look a little different in each individual. Most experts believe that these symptoms evolve over the years, some becoming more pronounced, others receding. However, the foundation or core symptoms remain.

Depending upon the unique needs of a child, many parents do seek outside support outside of the school system. Indeed, many parents find that they prefer the variety and intensity of services available with community occupational therapists, psychologists, educational therapists, etc. Of course, it really depends upon whether the child is succeeding academically, socially, etc. Some children simply need more support than others.

The below article provides a nice summary of Asperger's across the lifepan:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Asperger_Long/

Hope this helps. Do others have additional input?

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I have the same question: Do Children with Asperger Syndrome grow out of it? do a parent need to seek outside help?
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