Asperger’s: Signs, Treatment Plans, and Support

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What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Parental education
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Developmental therapy 
  • Individualized education programs
  • Medication  
  • Caring for a Child With Asperger’s

    Figuring out the best ways to parent or care for a child with Asperger’s can be difficult. It requires time, patience, practice, and compassion. Here are a few tips:

    1. Don’t shelter or coddle your child. Exposing your child to social situations helps them learn and practice appropriate behaviors.
    2. Embrace your child’s creativity, passion, humor, and energy. Don’t forget to celebrate the traits that make them special. 
    3. Always set your sight on diffusing situations, rather than escalating them or going straight to punishment. 
    4. Provide positive feedback whenever possible. When desired behaviors are rewarded, there is a greater likelihood that they will be repeated.
    5. Work frequently with your child to improve their verbal and nonverbal communication skills. 

    Support and Resources

    Whether you are a caregiver for someone with Asperger’s or have been diagnosed yourself, there are plenty of resources out there for you to get all of the information and support you need. Below are a few resources to check out: