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How is Asperger Syndrome Treated?

There is no cure or specific treatment that works best for individuals with Asperger Syndrome. The aim of any treatment is to assist the individual in learning to manage and function to their highest potential in their daily routines and activities.

The ideal treatment for Asperger Syndrome would incorporate therapies that address the most common problems associated with Asperger syndrome, which include poor communication skills, repetitive/obsessive routines and clumsiness.

Treatment is usually found to be effective when it focuses on:

  • building on the individual's interests
  • providing a structured schedule
  • teaching tasks in a simple manner, in broken down steps
  • engaging the individual's attention in structured tasks and activities

A multidisciplinary team approach will be used for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and will involve the patient, their carers / parents, family members and a team of health professionals. There are a variety of treatment options available for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, the type of treatment given will vary depending on the specific needs and abilities of the individual and also their preferences on what they want to gain from treatment. Common treatment options for individuals with Asperger Syndrome include:

  • social skills training - teaching individuals skills needed for successful interaction with other children
  • cognitive behavioural therapy - this can help individuals to manage their emotions better, and help to reduce obsessive behaviours and repetitive routines
  • medication - for co-existing conditions e.g. anxiety, hyperactivity and aggression
  • occupational therapy - for sensory integration problems
  • physiotherapy - for poor motor co-ordination
  • psychotherapy - to provide strategies to process feelings
  • speech and language therapy - for those having trouble with the pragmatics (social use) of speech
  • training and support for parents/carers, family members and educational staff - to teach them behavioural techniques and strategies that they can use at home and in the educational setting

Treatment for Asperger Syndrome is highly beneficial and will help to support individuals in their everyday tasks in their home, educational, social and work environments. Treatment can address a number of difficulties experienced by individuals with Asperger Syndrome and will be tailored to their specific needs and abilities.

At the ASD Clinic we offer a range of treatments including:

  • speech and language therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy

If you feel you would benefit from any of our services and would like to arrange an assessment with one of our therapists please contact us by emailing or calling
03300 886 693

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