WBW #17

Asperger’s syndrome

ORIGIN: after Hans Asperger †1980 Austrian pediatrician

DEFINITION: a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social and occupational skills, by normal language and cognitive development, and by restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities often with above average performance in a narrow field against a general background of deficient functioning

SENTENCE: Asperger’s syndrome is a rare condition found in only about 1 in 88 children.

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