Here's a topic that we may not always think about with children and adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome because of their ability to use language. However, social development requires a lot of understanding of unspoken messages. If a child or adolescent struggles with understanding what another person is saying without words, this may lead to social isolation because he or she may not 'get it' and may become difficult to connect with and relate to.
Read about the signs and ways to help develop social connectedness for children and adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome in this month's issue of The Autism Notebook:
Dr. Liz Matheis
Dr Liz Matheis and her team specialize in assisting children and their families with Anxiety, Autism, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Struggles