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Asperger's disorder refers to a Subtype of pervasive developmental disorder that is identical to autism (oddities in social interaction, stereotyped behaviour), with the exception that there is no clinically significant delay in language.
Asperger's disorder is characterized by impairments or difficulties in social relationships and interaction in children witrh relatively intact cognitive and communication skills or without the language delays which is seen in Autism. Children with this disorder also develop restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
Asperger's Disorder is also called as AD.
Formal operations refers to the fourth stage in Piaget's Cognitive-developmental theory that is characterized by the capacity for flexible, reversible operations concerning abstract ideas and concepts, such as symbols, statements, and theories. Moreover, in Piaget's theory, it is the fourth and the final stage of Cognitive development , in which children over the age of 11 or 12 and beyond, when the individual begins to think more rationally and systematically about abstract concepts and hypothetical events and are able to apply abstract logical rules. It is characterized by the ability to think logically about abstract ideas and hypotheses as well as concrete facts; complex cognitive capacities, such as reasoning, hypothesis generation, and hypothesis testing .