Aspergers in Girls - A Specialist Subject!
Aspergers in girls has always been diagnosed significantly less than in boys. This has led to girls and their parents being comparatively short-changed when it comes to advice and information. There is now thankfully more information coming out, but it's still a pretty under-researched area. Girls have many different factors to contend with than boys. For example the way that girls make relationships, how they view the world, what happens in their bodies and how their brains are made up all differ significantly from boys.
This department is an ongoing project within the site to bring the best and most recent information about Aspergers in girls. So that parents can find useful sources of information, as and when they need them, in order to help them offer even better support for your daughter.
A diagnosis of Asperger's can be very hard for anyone to accept. Your daughter may be experiencing a great number of emotions that she is not sure how to handle. Give her some time and she will learn to accept the diagnosis and see the beauty of her abilities and not her deficits. The following are ways to get your daughter to accept her Asperger's: keep reading
Getting your child to accept help is difficult for any parent, but can be especially problematic for the parent of a child with Aspergers keep reading
Most parents want to try every behavior modification possible to try to change unwanted behavior before they turn to medication for their child. In this instance, it sounds as though your daughter is having a great deal of trouble dealing with the boundaries and rules of home and school keep reading
Your granddaughter struggles with Asperger's as well as ADD and the combination of these two factors can make school a difficult place for her to function well. Her parents need to meet with the school administration and her teachers and come up with a plan of accommodations for your granddaughter that can help her succeed in the classroom. keep reading
Boys and girls do present Asperger's symptoms differently, and have a different rate of diagnosis. According to the Asperger's Foundation (www.aspergersfoundation.org.uk), Asperger's is diagnosed in four boys to every one girl. It is thought that Asperger's affects children at a rate of ten boys to one girl. keep reading
Problems with personal hygiene are very common with teenagers who have Asperger's. No one knows exactly why, but they may feel that refusing to bathe, wear clean clothes, and maintain good personal hygiene gives them control over their own lives. Or they may avoid these tasks because ... keep reading
My daughter goes to school and tells them everything (a dear friend of mine is an aide in her room)I try to explain to her that some things are not other people business, may be private or that they most likely would not be interested. But just when I think I may have gotten through to her she will then ask "is it okay to tell them if we bought a new stove?" keep reading