Diagnosing Aspergers

Today’s Daily Mail has an interesting piece on Aspergers, a variety of Autism. The article describes how Sandra discovered that her husband, Jo has Asperger’s which helped to explain the sudden rages which he was prone to during the early days of their marriage. To her surprise Sandra found that she also has Asperger’s although it is not as severe as that of Jo’s.
The article explains that many people are living with Asperger’s without even realising that this is the case. Diagnosis can help individuals to live happier lives as they are able to explain emotions and behaviour which previously appeared to be inexplicable.
For the article please see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2154689/Husband-right-old-grump-Aspergers-Thousands-realising.html

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2 Responses to Diagnosing Aspergers

  1. Anita says:

    I’ve come across quite a few people who were reluctant to tell their children that they had Asperger’s – almost as though it’s something to be ashamed of. To me that makes no more sense than refusing to tell a child that they have a hearing impediment. Just in the same way that a deaf child needs to understand the reason why they sometimes find it hard to follow what’s going on – that their hearing is not the same as most other children’s – so a child with Asperger’s needs to understand that their mind works in a different way from most other children’s and that this can cause misunderstandings. It’s only by understanding their difference that children can make the most of their abilities – whether that’s a case of learning to use a hearing aid effectively, or of learning useful social and communication skills.

    • Many thanks for your comment Anita. I wholeheartedly agree with you that parents should discuss Aspergers, blindness etc with their children so that the child has a true understanding of their Aspergers, deafness etc. On a separate though related point I’ve come across people with very poor eye sight who refuse to carry a cane as at some level they refuse to accept the fact that they are severely visually impaired. This puts themselves and others at risk (for example a white cane acts as a signal to motorists to take extra care as it’s user is visually impaired and the absence of the symbol can lead to accidents). Being registered blind myself I can understand why some people find it difficult to acknowledge their visual disability, however by so doing they are, as I say putting their own safety and that of others at risk.

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