Does Diet Have An Effect On Asperger's Syndrome In Young Children? Are Learning Disabilities Common In Asperger's Or Is It A Separate Problem?


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Debbie Simerly answered
My son is 13 and has a girl in his class that has Asperger's.  They attend a small, private, christian school.  She is 12 and her parents enrolled her this past school year.  She was having problems in public school, too noisy, crowded, being picked-on, etc.  Noise really bothers her and being pushed around in the hallways was especially difficult.  Public school had her in Special Ed because of her learning "disabilities."  I work in the school office and saw her everyday and had many long talks with her mom.  Her parents were amazed at her progress this year, not just academically but socially as well.  She won an academic excellence award at the end of the school year in recognition of all her hard work and she is one of the most popular girls in the school.  They attend an A.C.E. School where the kids are assigned their own personal workspace, not desks crammed up against each other.  The class is required to be quiet, so the kids can concentrate on their work, with the teaching moving through the room going student to student helping them with their work.  I suggest you look into alternatives to the public education system and see if their is a private school in your area that offers American Christian Education.  It is without a doubt that greatest gift we ever gave our son, who is dyslexic and could not concentrate in a crowded, noisy classroom.  I know private school is expensive, but we look at it this way.  We can live in a smaller home, drive a cheaper car and not eat out as often as our friends; but our child is going to reap the benefits of a few small sacrifices of things that don't matter anyway.
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We have a 7 year old girl with Asperger's, and I have been realising over the last year or so how much sugar/chocolate has a major impact on her behaviour - I mean, we all know that sweets, particularly those with artificial colours etc will have some effect on any kids, but we have noticed how enormously her behaviour peaks - she becomes almost intoxicated if she has too much chocolate - it really is like she is sugar drunk. This only serves to make her out of control, and very difficult to calm down.
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ray of light answered
Asperger's Syndrome is the one of the types of autism which is a psychiatric disorder. In this type of autism. There are social interaction problems like restricted and  repetitive interest and behavior. His lack of interest in school can be due to Asperger's Syndrome. There are different alternative medicines including diets which claim their efficacy. Please click the links for more details of Asperger's Syndrome and alternative medicines.     Asperger's SyndromeAlternative medicines.
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Anonymous commented
Asperger's Syndrome is a neurobiological condition. It is neither psychiatric, nor a disorder.

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