(HealthDay News) -- Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum
disorder, an umbrella term for a number of related conditions
characterized by problems with communicating and language, and with
repetitive thoughts and speech.
The U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development says Asperger is thought to be the mildest of these
conditions. Symptoms of Asperger may include:
- Being very literal in speaking and understanding.
- Difficulty recognizing and interpreting body language.
- Repeating or obsessing over rituals and routines.
- Problems with motor skills, including clumsiness or lack of
- Difficulty with social skills, particularly in communicating
- Sensitivity to sounds, lights, textures and tastes.
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