Asperger's syndrome refers to a Pervasive developmental disorder characterized by symptoms of autism, including impairments in social relatedness and Atypical patterns of behavior, i nterest, or activity. However, in contrast with autism, impairment in language, adaptive skills (with the exception of social skills), and curiosity about the environment are not pronounced. The disorder tends to have a later age of onset than autism.
Asperger's syndrome is likewise, defined as a pervasive developmental disorder in which individuals are considered to have a higher intellectual capacity while suffering from a lower social capacity. Asperger's syndrome is named after Hans Asperger, an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatrician.
Asperger's syndrome is also known as High-Functioning Autism.
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