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Asperger's syndrome


Asperger's syndrome

noun As·per·ger's syndrome \ˈäs-ˌpər-gərz-\

Definition of ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

:  a developmental disorder resembling autism that is characterized by impaired social interaction, by repetitive patterns of behavior and restricted interests, by normal language and cognitive development, and often by above average performance in a narrow field against a general background of deficient functioning—called also Asperger's disorder

Biographical Note for ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

As·per·ger \ˈäs-ˌper-gər\ , Hans (1906–1980), Austrian psychiatrist. Asperger first described the syndrome that bears his name in an article published in 1944.

Variants of ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

As·per·ger's syndrome also As·per·ger syndrome \-gər\
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