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Loneliness & Friendships for Children with Asperger Syndrome It is hard to know if children with Asperger Syndrome are as lonely as their parents think. Psychologists do know that playing with a friend and making friends are “overwhelming skills” with Aspergers in children. One author writes, “they are totally preoccupied with their own agendas.” This preoccupation makes it hard for children with autism to make truly understand others.


The Importance of Teaching Social Skills to Children with Asperger’s

Teaching children with autism social skills is a formidable task for parents and teachers. It is not like teaching how to ride a bicycle or tie a shoe, but rather trying to teach something others typically take for granted.


How do Children with Asperger’s Feel about Friendships?

Yet the question of whether Aspies are truly lonely and want friends is a different discussion. Like all children, some are extroverted and others are more comfortable by themselves. Like all children, they vary in their need for social interactions.


Loneliness for Family Members of Someone with Asperger’s

Families of people with high-functioning autism often talk about their own feelings of loneliness. They tell counselors that marriage to them feels like living alone. An Aspie spouse often does not attend to details like anniversaries and may not connect with the couple’s children on an emotional basis. In addition, they may not benefit from typical marriage counseling.


Hope for the Future

Helping children with Asperger Syndrome develop social skills will no doubt become easier in the future. Every day educators are developing better techniques. Scientists are closing in on the genetic and environmental causes of autism and may someday develop a cure.Â


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Loneliness & Friendships for Children with Asperger Syndrome  

It is hard to know if children with Asperger Syndrome are as lonely as their parents think. Psychologists do know that playing with a friend...

Loneliness & Friendships for Children with Asperger Syndrome  

It is hard to know if children with Asperger Syndrome are as lonely as their parents think. Psychologists do know that playing with a friend...

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