Asperger’s syndrome is a type of pervasive developmental disorder that involves atypical characteristics within the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination. Children with Asperger’s syndrome tend to function at higher levels, have normal intelligence, and near normal speech development when compared to children with autism, many develop problems with communicating both verbally and non-verbally as they grow older.

A Speech and Language Therapist can facilitate age appropriate social skills groups and can assist children with Asperger’s Syndrome to acquire these social skills since these skills often have to be taught as opposed to relying on them to emerge as the child ages like we normally see children do.