1. Difficulty with social interactions
People with Asperger's may have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations, and may not understand the nuances of social interactions. They may also have trouble reading facial expressions and body language.
2. Challenges with nonverbal communication
People with Asperger's may not understand or use nonverbal communication cues such as facial expressions, gestures, and tone of voice effectively.
3. Limited interests or activities
People with aspergers often have intense interests in specific topics, and may be very knowledgeable about these topics. They may also enjoy participating in the same activities over and over again.
4. Repetitive behaviors or routines
People with Asperger's may engage in repetitive behaviors or routines, such as excessive hand washing or flipping a light switch on and off repeatedly.
5. Problems with changes in routine or environment
People with Asperger's often have difficulty coping with changes in routine or environment, such as a new teacher at school or a different route to work. They may become overwhelmed and struggle to cope.
6. Sensory sensitivities
People with Asperger's often have heightened senses, which can make everyday tasks and environments overwhelming. They may be sensitive to lights, sounds, smells, tastes, or textures that other people do not notice.
7. Delays in speech and language development
People with Asperger's often have difficulties developing speech and language skills at the same pace as their peers. They may also use language in unusual ways.
8. Poor fine-motor skills
People with Asperger's often have poor fine-motor skills, which can impact their ability to complete tasks such as handwriting and tying shoelaces.
9. Poor self-awareness
People with Asperger's often lack an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, which can make it difficult for them to navigate social interactions successfully.