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
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audience, this is Pediatric Therapy TV, where we provide experience and
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Robyn: Hello and welcome to Pediatric Therapy TV. I’m your host, Robyn
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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