- Learning Difficulties
Though children with Asperger’s syndrome often do quite well in school, they often lag behind when it comes to learning anything that requires coordination. People on the spectrum are actually quite bright so it can be difficult for those around them to understand why seemingly “simple” tasks can be so difficult to comprehend and carry out. Each part of the brain is responsible for a different function and those on the spectrum struggle due to a different type of wiring.
- Sensory Overload
Sensory overload is a universal characteristic of those on the autistic spectrum. Certain tastes, sights, smells, and textures can cause an Aspie extreme discomfort due to the way their brain processes sensory input. People with Asperger’s syndrome often cut the tags out of their clothes, tie their shoes extremely tightly, prefer weighted blankets, and get disgusted to the point of nausea when they smell a certain food or body odor.
Meltdowns may seem like tantrums on steroids but they’re actually quite different. Children who are having a tantrum will cry and scream to get what they want and will often look around them to see if adults are watching. The purpose of a tantrum is to obtain something.