Autism and Aspergers

WHAT IS AUTISM AND ASPERGERS?

People with Asperger Syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger’s you have it for life, it is not like a medical illness that can be cured but there are ways of helping you to make life more manageable in the modern world we life in. Autism is a spectrum condition and all autistic people share common difficulties but it will affect people in different ways.

Some people with Asperger’s say the world can feel overwhelming and causes them considerable anxiety. In particular they struggle with understanding, and relating, to other people. They struggle to build a rapport with people and feel isolated. As a consequence they wonder why they are ‘different’ and why their social differences mean people don’t understand them. As an example a person with Asperger’s may have difficulty interpreting verbal and non-verbal communication such as tone of voice and facial expression. Many have a very literal understanding of language, thinking people always mean exactly what they say.

Here at Dr Julian we have expert therapists who can help those struggling with their Autism/ Asperger’s and also help parents to deal with children suffering with this condition. Counselling can help with coping strategies, relaxation techniques and relationship issues.