Asperger syndrome

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As·per·ger syndrome

 (ăs′pər-gər) or As·per·ger's syndrome (-gərz)
A form of autism spectrum disorder that is less severe than other forms, characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication and by repetitive behavior or restricted interests. No longer in clinical usage.

[After Hans Asperger (1906-1980), Austrian pediatrician.]
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Psychotherapy assists children diagnosed with Asperger's to learn essential coping skills (Bromfield, 2010).
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Dear Editor, In celebration of World Autism Day tomorrow, it is relevant to consider the needs of a particular subgroup of autism, namely children with Asperger's syndrome.
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An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship: Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is for any business person with Asperger Syndrome who is considering a new career path, for new graduates, or for any who want to consider if self employment fits with their personality and abilities.
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