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Description of Asperger’s Syndrome

There are many different versions of the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's Syndrome, we have just put a couple here.

If you feel your child is displaying these patterns then you should seek professional advice for a clinical diagnosis.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, interests, and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:

T. Attwood and C. Gray - Discovery Criteria for Asperger's Syndrome

A Qualitative advantage in social interaction, as manifested by a majority of the following:

Fluent in 'Asperger'sese'
, a social language characterised by at least three of the following:

Cognitive skills characterised by at least four of the following:

Additional possible features: