Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?
The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.
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These all often occur in Kanner's autism, a point that will be enlarged on later. As in Kanner's autism, there was a marked excess of males among those with Asperger syndrome. Asperger summed up the children's ...
Both Kanner and Asperger, independently ofeach other, followed Bleuler inusing the words autismandautistic to capture thelack ofsocial instinct in the children they described. Later, Asperger (1979) referred to Kanner's work, but, ...
Some writers considered that Kanner and Asperger syndromes were different entitieswhile others regarded themas overlapping manifestations ofthe same condition. For example, Lutz,in Switzerland, considered they hadmuch in common andhe ...
Bosch also compared Kanner and Asperger syndromes and suggested that therewasa close relationship betweenthe two conditions. In 1974, the Russian psychiatrists, Isaev and Kagan, wroteinEnglish about “autistic psychopathy.
Leo Kanner was one of the discussants of this paper and his comments were also published. The authors and Kanner mentioned the similarities with autism and “childhood schizophrenia” but Asperger's work appeared to be unknown to them.
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND COMORBIDITY
Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
DIAGNOSTIC DEFINITIONS AND ISSUES