Pre Nursing Essay

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| | |Understanding Special Needs. | |Special Needs Syndrome. | | | | |4/10/2012 | | | Asperger’s Syndrome: What is Asperger’s Syndrome?? (Asperger’s Disorder) Asperger's Syndrome is a type of pervasive development disorder (PDD). PDDs are a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination. Although Asperger's syndrome is similar in some ways to autism there are some important differences. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically function better than those with autism. In addition, children with Asperger's syndrome generally have normal intelligence and near-normal language development, although they may develop problems communicating as they get older. What are the Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome? Parents usually sense there is something unusual about a child with AS by the time of his or her third birthday, and some

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