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Can children affected with Asperger's syndrome improve their social skills?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Aiding a child affected with Asperger's syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders in finding things that they are interested in is beneficial to their ability to socialize. It can help the child take this interest and connect with others that have the same interest. Also, deliberate social skills training can help a child learn to socialize in settings where they may once may have felt awkward doing so.

*Asperger syndrome, or Asperger's, is a term that is no longer used as a formal diagnosis. In current diagnostic criteria, the syndrome is included under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

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