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How does Asperger's syndrome affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Asperger's syndrome affects a person's affect and manner more than it does any particular body part. Children with Asperger's syndrome speak very quickly and have a dull voice, and often have an unusually formal manner of speaking. It is common for affected children to have poor coordination. As a result, they may be very clumsy while on their feet. They may engage the same tasks, motions, or patterns over and over again.

*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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