Family of Adults with ASD! Will Your Heart or Head Asperger singles You to Happiness?
Sign up for my FREE newsletter! Get practical tips for you and your family. As a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist, Dr. Kathy Marshack specializes in treating Asperger Syndrome and relationships.
Marshack teaches them to understand Asperger Syndrome and then take a close look at how it impacts their relationships. Marshack also works with the AS partner to help them learn social and relationship skills that the NT needs to have a healthy relationship. Without insight and tolerance gained from understanding, many NT spouses and family members end up feeling misunderstood, frustrated, isolated and unloved. Unfortunately this often and unnecessarily leads to divorce. Life with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going over the Edge? Support Group facilitated by Dr. Learn more about therapy with Dr.
Family of Adults with ASD! Will Your Heart or Head Lead You to Happiness? Sign up for my FREE newsletter! Get practical tips for you and your family. Since AS itself shows a range or spectrum of symptom severity, many individuals who might meet criteria for that diagnosis are viewed as “unusual” or “just different,” or are misdiagnosed with conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder.
The impaired use of nonverbal behaviors to regulate social interaction, failure to develop age-appropriate peer relationships, lack of spontaneous interest in sharing experiences with others, and lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities involving: preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted pattern of interest, inflexible adherence to specific nonfunctional routines or rituals, stereotyped or repetitive motor mannerisms, or preoccupation with parts of objects. How common is Asperger Syndrome? AS is much more common than previously realized and many adults are undiagnosed. Studies suggest that AS is considerably more common than “classic” Autism.
Whereas Autism has traditionally been thought to occur in about 4 out of every 10,000 children, estimates of Asperger Syndrome have ranged as high as 20-25 per 10,000. A study carried out in Sweden , concluded that nearly 0. ASD is five times as common as Down syndrome and three times as common as juvenile diabetes. All of us have symptoms like these at times.
Many describe living with an Aspie as draining. It is not always the big things that lead to distress, but the constant drip, drip, drip of small seemingly thoughtless behaviors that destroys the relationship. It isn’t so much the unusual behaviors that make the connecting difficult, but the inconsistency. Never knowing what is coming next, makes a loving connection very difficult. What distinguishes Asperger thinking from normal thinking? The Aspie knows what they think and feel but are often unaware of what their loved ones think or feel.