Origin and Etymology of asperger's syndrome
First Known Use: 1971See Words from the same year
medical Definition of Asperger's syndrome
- … typical of Asperger's syndrome are children or adults who are socially inept but often socially interested, articulate yet strangely ineloquent, markedly gauche and impractical, and specialists in unusual and often narrow fields.
- —Ann M. Clarke and A. D. B. Clarke, Nature, 9 Jan. 1992
- The ultimate difference, perhaps, is this: people with Asperger's syndrome can tell us of their experiences, their inner feelings and states, whereas those with classical autism cannot.
- —Oliver Sacks, The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 2003
- Individuals with Asperger syndrome do not have a delay in spoken language development, but they can have serious deficits in social and communication skills. People with Asperger syndrome often have obsessive, repetitive routines and preoccupations with a particular subject, such as trains.
- —Susan Gaidos, Science News, 23 Oct. 2010
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