Due to Asperger complications there is no sharp image of the stereotype behavior of an Asperger child or adult. They will all face problems in social interaction, communication and imagination but these problems will vary from person to person. Offcourse each individual also has his or her own personality and intelligence and may come from a totally different environment or background. All these factors play their own part in how this person is affected by Asperger Syndrome. But there are more Asperger complications.
Asperger Syndrome hardly ever comes alone. Most of the time it is just one of the problems a child or adult has. This is what we mean by Asperger complications. Factors that make it more difficult to see and recognize the Asperger symptoms or traits. There are several other conditions or disorders known to appear together with Asperger Syndrome such as:
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
• Nonverbal learning disorder (NLD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Sensory overload
• Tourette’s Syndrome
• Anger tantrums
• Delayed Motor Skills
• Fear of failure
The signs and symptoms of these Asperger complications can get in the way of recognizing the symptoms of Asperger Syndrome and dealing with those symptoms. The presence of co-occurring conditions may delay the Asperger syndrome diagnosis or get parents, spouses and teachers sidetracked. For parents it means more issues to deal with and more problems to solve. To guide a child with Asperger Syndrome towards adulthood is not an easy task at all and the last thing you need as a parent is more complications.
Read a personal story about my own Asperger son and his sensory problems when he was younger.
The scientific term for other disorders to appear together with Asperger Syndrome is comorbidity. It's a definition that pops up on a regular basis in books and literature on Asperger or any of the other autistic disorders. The list above may not be complete but will give you a good impression of what you can expect on top of the Asperger diagnosis.