Characteristics Checklist for Asperger's SyndromeThis appendix contains a description of the characteristics displayed by children and teens with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Once again, because our approach is practical, we provide descriptions of the characteristics, rather than merely listing them. By describing what a particular characteristic will look like when displayed, you will have a clearer picture of which characteristics are most problematic for your child.
Your Asperger Child: The Reasons Behind the Behavior You need to understand what your child or teenager is thinking, how he interprets what is going on, and how his deficits cause problems before you can begin any intervention strategy. Do not rush into action until you have collected enough information and analyzed what is going on. If you do not know the reasons behind the behavior, you may very likely do the wrong thing. If you know what is going on, you can help things go better. Realizing that your child will not be a good observer of his behavior is your first step.