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What Do You Know About Asperger Autism?

Feb 26, 2008
Going back a number of years, it had been observed that children who were autistic could also border on genius. They had an unusual grasp on math, science or music. It was also noted that this type of autism affected more boys than girls; though the exact reason why this happens still remains a mystery.

The syndrome of extreme grasping power and the affinity for numbers and science in this particular is also called in common terms "the little professor syndrome". This syndrome also has another name known as asperger autism. This malady was discovered back in 1944 by Hans Asperger, when the medical fraternity took notice and accepted this disorder as a special branch of autism.

Proof that Autism Is Not a Mental Retardation Disorder

Back then, autism was considered to be a mental retardation disease. However, following a number of symptoms described by Hans Asperger, doctors all over the world came to accept that autism is rather a neurological disorder instead of a mental disorder. To recognize the value of the work done by Hans Asperger, the high functioning autism was named asperger autism.

Asperger observed through his research that asperger autism and autism in general was a result of faulty genes and that this defect in the genes were a direct outcome of past generations of inbreeding. For the longest of time, parents were feeling miserable believing that somehow their behavior has brought on the autism effect on their child. However, nothing can be further from the truth as the cause was thought to be genetic.

Medical research has now have shown that autism cannot be caused by outside factors. There's also a trigger for asperger autism or autism in general. In layperson's language, autism happens when the loose ends of neurons in the body connect to the wrong sides and hence end up misreading the body's signals, and in turn prompt wrong action. It is like having a wiring mix-up that sooner or later will result in a short circuit.

A child with this disorder will be non-responsive to anything the outside world says or does. These children will not show pain, will not laugh or smile even at something funny, etc. There is a deterioration of all human interactive aspects, such as speaking, a friendly touch and appetite. The child may not even noticed your arrival and rarely smile at you. However, when they feel like it, they can perform a task that three ordinary people would balk at.

It's a good idea to provide these people with a broad scope of activities. They seem to have a hunger for learning and a ferocious appetite for reading. Put them in front of a computer, and they would master it in no time at all.
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Kerry Ng is a successful Webmaster and publisher of The Autism Info Blog. For more great helpful information about autism visit The Autism info Blog
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