Asperger’s disorder is one of several autism spectrum disorder characterized
by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted interests and activities. Asperger’
s disorder is different from the other autism spectrum disorder in having no
general delay in language or cognitive development. Children with Asperger’s
disorder approach others, but fail to react appropriately. They desire for friends,
but they fail to develop friendships.
Prevalence of Asperger’s disorder is around 1 child per 200-300 children. Although
the prevalence estimates arise slowly, there is little consensus on diagnostic criteria
for Asperger’s disorder. Recent researches focus only on cognitive aspects,
by employing neurological tests. Many children with Asperger’s disorder are
misdiagnosed with atypical autism.
The purpose of this paper is to suggest typical syndrome that will be helpful
to differentiate atypical autism from Asperger’s disorder. This paper also deal
with screening tools that be helpful to prevent delayed diagnosis and then offers
preventive methods and treatment.