Children with Asperger Syndrome tend to have average or above average intelligence. They have difficulty interpreting other people’s emotions, thoughts and body language.

There is currently much discussion among experts on what is Asperger Syndrome and whether should be distinct from high-functioning autism or just included within the spectrum.

According to the National Autistic Society the main difference between Autism and Asperger Syndrome is that children with Asperger Syndrome do not have a significant delay in their language development.

More information about the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome can be found on the National Autistic Society website.

You will also find useful information including fact sheets on the Aspergers Foundation website.

Children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome can benefit from an ABA programme.  Sometimes a targeted programme might be appropriate.  If your child has Asperger Syndrome you might find it helpful to talk to an ABA practitioner about the model of service that would best suit their needs.