Asperger syndrome is a disorder that presents itself in childhood with consequences in social, emotional and behavioral development.
One of its main characteristics is that there is a contrast between intellectual and social capacity, since the child presents difficulties of differing severities in both social interactions and communication. Activities and interests are usually very selective.
Usually the disorder begins to manifest itself in the later stages of childhood development when social contact skills begin to play a more central role in the child's life.
The following are characteristics of Asperger syndrome:
Asperger manifests itself differently in each individual but all have in common: difficulty with social interactions, alterations of verbal and non-verbal communication patterns, restricted interests, cognitive and behavioral inflexibility, difficulty for dealing in the abstract, a weak central coherence that favors the processing of details, the need to literally interpret language, difficulty in planning and executing functions, and difficulty interpreting the feelings and emotions of others and themselves.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between Asperger and autism?
Unlike autism, there is no delay in language development in Asperger syndrome. In autism, all alterations are very evident in the first three years of life, while in Asperger there is no evidence of cognitive delay.
What treatment is indicated?
Psychotherapy has proven to be an effective strategy, helping to potentiate social, cognitive and emotional functioning through training in social skills and age-appropriate professional communications that have not been acquired naturally during development.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.