Your Asperger Child: The Reasons Behind the Behavior
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- Reacting poorly to new events, transitions, or changes.
- Becoming easily overwhelmed and having difficulty calming down.
- Demonstrating unusual fears, anxiety, tantrums, and showing resistance to directions from others.
- Having a narrow range of interests, and becoming fixated on certain topics and/or routines.
- Insisting on having things and/or events occur in a certain way.
- Creating their own set of rules for doing something.
- Preferring to do the same things over and over.
- Wanting things to go their way, when they want them to, no matter what anyone else may want. They may argue, throw a tantrum, ignore you, growl, refuse to yield, etc.
- Having trouble playing and socializing well with peers or avoiding socializing altogether. They prefer to be alone because others do not do things exactly as they do.
- Lecturing others or engaging in a monologue rather than having a reciprocal conversation.
- Eating a narrow range of foods.
- Intensely disliking loud noises and crowds.
- Demanding unrealistic perfection in their handwriting, or wanting to avoid doing any writing.
- Tending to conserve energy and put forth the least effort they can, except with highly preferred activities.
- Remaining in a fantasy world a good deal of the time and appearing unaware of events around them.
- Displaying a good deal of silly behaviors because they are anxious or do not know what to do in a situation.
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From Parenting Your Asperger Child by Alan Sohn, Ed.D., and Cathy Grayson, M.A. Copyright © 2005. Used by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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