Asperger Syndrome in Adults

My interest in Asperger Syndrome (AS) stems from personal and professional experiences working with this population. I came to appreciate the amazing skills possessed by those with AS, and use their positive traits as building blocks in therapy. Each person is a unique individual that shares various aspects of AS traits.

Asperger Syndrome also known as High Functioning Autism is a neurobiological, developmental disorder. In other words, the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) is born with a uniquely structured brain.

Let’s begin with the positive aspects:

  • Ability to focus on details
  • Capacity to persevere in specific interests, in spite of others’ opinions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Recognition of patterns others may not see
  • Original way of thinking

The following are domains that may present difficulty:

  • Social Interaction- being understood by others and understanding others
  • Social Imagination- understanding how others feel as they converse and interact with them
  • Sensory Issues- hypersensitivity to one or more of their senses- sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell

Therapeutic Framework:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multisensory Tools, Organizational Skills, Social Skills. Our Emotional Support Bunny is available for those who are interested.

Co-occurring Conditions:

Frequently, AS is accompanied by other conditions such as: Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and Depression. The therapeutic framework is expanded for the co-occurring conditions.

There’s Hope and I can Help.

Call us (210) 264-2565

There’s Hope and I can Help.

Call us (210) 264-2565