Aspergers Therapist Counseling Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona

Aspergers syndrome now labeled a form of autism in the DSM first and foremost a social disorder. Children and teenagers with
Aspergers-(autistic spectrum disorder)are not only socially isolated but
also demonstrate an unbalanced range or type of social as well as
interpersonal interactions that cannot be explained by other factors
such as shyness, short attention span, aggressive behavior, or lack of
experience in a given area. Children and teens with Aspergers syndrome
also often have a lot of frustration, anger, anxiety, and a depressed
mood due to their struggle in understanding their social
environment.
Children and teens with Aspergers may display social withdrawal and detachment to healthy social
interactions at school as well as at home.  Aspergers children,
kids, are thought to be socially inflexible, socially awkward,
emotionally blunted, self absorbed and struggle with social prompts. A
lack of understanding of what is socially appropriate is a huge
challenge. Learning  socially appropriate behaviors can take time
however it can be taught so do not give up. Learning tools to display
socially appropriate  and acceptable behaviors can be reinforced
through behavior modification,  Play/sports therapy, CBT therapy,
Family counseling and specific parenting skills to increase healthy
behaviors. An integrative approach combining individual and parenting skills is
best for positive outcomes.
Aspergers children and youth are often targets of: teasing, verbal abuse, physical abuse,
bullying, and more that can spiral into: aggression, emotional and
behavioral issues, conduct problems, aggression, anger that is
out of balance, ADHD like behaviors and more can surface if the
child is not treated through counseling and therapy.

There are a wide variety of helpful treatments for Aspergers that help a child learn better social
skills and communication cues, to help them be able to interact socially
more naturally.  Therapy that focuses on learning ways to cope with
the symptoms and pick up on social cues is vital. Most children, teens,
and adults with Aspergers syndrome can lead perfectly normal and healthy
lives.

Research states it is essential to have a therapist
that has rapport with children to facilitate desired change with
Aspergers children. Ideal treatment for counseling and therapy combines
individual counseling with family and parenting education and training.
Addressing: social skills, motor skills, mood regulation, behavior
modification are important for Aspergers kids. Stay positive I have seen
a great deal of children manage their Asperger’s challenges and have
healthy and happy successful lives.

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.