Question by darkcoder: Question about aspergers?
I pretty much know all the symptoms of aspergers, but I was wondering if all of them have trouble with speech as I was curious if I have the condition and don’t display this symptom. By trouble with speech I mean being repetitive and sort of overemphasizing their words.
Answer by Jerry
Some do, but not all. Quiz: http://www.rdos.net/eng/ See http://myweb.usf.edu/~begeiger/as-symptoms.html & http://www.aspergers.com & http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/support.html & http://www.aspergerssociety.org/index20cause.htm?gclid=CPCNguvVtJ0CFZMwpAodVX4mkQ & http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/links.html There are courses, where Aspies are taught the interpretation of social cues, and behaviour appropriate to certain circumstances. Google: “asperger’s syndrome; training courses (your location)” There are also books on social skills; “People Skills,” written by Robert Bolton, Ph.D. The book help will help with communication in all areas. It helps when you have anxiety in “people” situations. Others are: Asperger’s From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger’s Syndrome by Michael John Carley and Ed.D., Peter F. Gerhardt, & The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood, & The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration by Patricia Romanowski.
Ask at your bookstore, or go to www.amazon.com If you have difficulty looking people in the eye, try focusing on the bridge of their nose, for 2 – 3 seconds only (or you may be thought to be staring, or, at the very least, rude) then look away for 5 – 10 seconds, then repeat. Most people are suggestible, to some degree, so you could either seek professional hypnotherapy, or, quicker, cheaper, and more conveniently: hypnosisdownloads.com has ones on: making eye contact & conversation starter, and: overcome shyness and social anxiety & meeting people, etc. Because of their borderline obsessive interests, and lack of social skills, many Aspies stay indoors a great deal, and don’t get sufficient daily exposure to sunlight to produce adequate levels of vitamin D3.
A deficiency in this very important vitamin can lead to depression, as can the social exclusion, and sometimes even bullying (see http://your-mental-health.weebly.com/1.html and page B) that they experience. Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! In the winter months, if not getting sufficient daily exposure to strong light, see http://www.mercola.com SEARCHBAR: enter: “vitamin D3″.
Go to a doctor and ask for a 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D, blood test. When you get the results, don’t follow the typical “normal” reference range, as these are too low. The OPTIMAL value that you’re looking for is 45-52 ng/ml (115-128 nmol/l)”. The company which tests your levels has to be one of those using the correct form of test, and this topic is addressed via the searchbar at Mercola.com – “vitamin D3; testing”. See http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/16/my-one-hour-vitamin-d-lecture-to-clear-up-all-your-confusion-on-this-vital-nutrient.aspx PARTNERS: http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt55410.html
ASPERGERS – DATING www.nolongerlonely.com has social networking for people with disorders. Google: “asperger’s; partners”, then support groups, and forums, and ask there. Read: Life With a Partner or Spouse With Asperger Syndrome: Going over the Edge? Practical Steps to Savings You and Your Relationship by Kathy J. Marshack, & A Strange World – Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome And Pdd-nos: A Guide For Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, And People With Asds by Martine F. Delfos and Tony Attwood, & The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome by Maxine C. Aston, & “Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family” by Jude Welton, Jane Telford, and Elizabeth Newson from your bookstore, or Amazon.com.
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