What is the Difference Between Aspergers and Autism? | Pediatric Therapy Tv

In today’s Webisode, a pediatric neuropsychologist explains the difference between Aspergers and Autism.

In this video you will learn:

  • What are common symptoms of Aspergers and Autism
  • The main difference between Aspergers and Autism
  • What group Aspergers and Autism belong to

Video Transcription:

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innovation to maximize your child’s potential. Now your host, here’s Robyn.

Robyn: Hello and welcome to Pediatric Therapy TV. I’m your host, Robyn
Ackerman.

Today I’m standing here with Dr. Greg Stasi, a pediatric
neuropsychologist. Greg, can you explain to our viewers what the
difference is between Aspergers and autism?

Greg: Sure. Aspergers and autism are both considered to be along the autism
spectrum. These are disorders with significant impairment in a
child’s social functioning, rigidity, and issues with
preoccupation or fixation on certain objects.

The main differential in a diagnostic formulation between autism
and Aspergers is that with Aspergers we have a child who has
normal language development, whereas in autism we have a child
who has significant impairments in their language development.

Robyn: Thank you so much for that explanation, and thank you to our
viewers for watching. And remember, keep on blossoming.

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