Signs of Asperger's in children

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Looking back I see that my daughter had lots of signs of Asberger's. Things that I didn't even know at that time meant that she had Asberger's but there were symptoms they define on the autism spectrum, such as sorting and lining up toys, redoing, reorganizing toys. Things like she used to have plastic animals and she would, they would lay in waves across the living room floor, with all the bears in one place and the penguins in another place and she had very good reasons why everything was done the way it was done. She goes she doesn't want the penguins to get eaten by the bears, but there are also a lot of other signs that come with Asberger's. Things that they define as 'sensory integration dysfunction'. Which are ways that the body interprets the world around them and children with Asberger's, which I can only define as how I saw it in my own child because Asberger's does differ from child to child, there's so many different symptoms, so many different ways to diagnose Asberger's, but for us it was the sensory integration issues, such as a sensitivity to tags in her clothing and there were chewing issues. She would choke a lot when she ate food her mouth, she couldn't tell that something was fully chewed and she would go to swallow it before it was completed chewed up. There's sensitivity to noise, to loud sounds, to groups, to being in loud places. We couldn't take her to the places where other normal children went without her falling apart or feeling sick and they're all just these little signs, little things that you notice other kids don't have and you go something's up.

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Sarah Maizes is an author, freelance writer, comedian and founder of MommyLITEonline.com, a parenting humor site. She is the author of several humor books including, Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan; and three books for children; On My Way To The Bath, On My Way to Bed and the third book in the series On My Way to School to be published in 2014.Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Babytalk, on MSNBC.com, E! Television’s “Fashion Police,” and on DailyCandyKids.com.She is a regular contributor to TODAY.com, The Huffington Post, and CBS/LosAngeles.com’s “Best of LA.”  Her work has also been featured on Glamour.com, MarieClaire.com, ParentsConnect.com, Momtourage.com, TheWellMom.com and Autisable.com – a website for parents dealing with Autism.She has appeared on The Today Show, KTLA, CNN Headline News with Brad Pomerance, NPR's "What Would Rob Do?,"ABC News Now’s “Moms Get Real with Ju Ju Chang,” and is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” and “HuffingtonPostLIVE” - but  is most celebrated for her ability to scale tiny jungle gyms, pack a lunch in under a minute, and park her full-size minivan in a compact space.     

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