Asperger’s Syndrome is commonly known as high functioning autism. Though the cause of this syndrome remain unclear, it is often considered to run in the family. Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to have inappropriate social interactions. They might find it difficult to grasp social cues and use them to form meaningful relationships. Thus, making friends will not be easy for them. Their language use may also be somewhat different from those of other people. They often take things literally even when it was meant to be understood in a different way. Their speech might be described as ‘robotic’ or ‘repetitive’ at times. They tend to have a narrow range of interests and topics of conversation.
Asperger’s Syndrome is more common in boys than girls.