Unlike Gifted Children without AS, Gifted Children with AS:

Max was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome after an extensive evaluation. He had many talents, but his deficit areas were striking. For example, most gifted children enjoy games with strategy. At age eight, Max was good at figuring out strategy and could often outwit adults. On the other hand, when Max appeared to be losing a game, he would try to change the rules, insist he have another turn or rethrow the dice. He would even insist he had won when he had not. If he were told he hadn’t, he would throw the game to the floor and have a major tantrum, continuing for hours until he was hoarse from screaming. By age eight it was obvious to all that Max did not behave in an age appropriate manner.

Like Gifted Children without AS, Gifted Children with AS:

Unlike gifted children without AS, Gifted Children with AS:

Like Gifted Children without AS, Gifted Children with AS:

Another interesting chapter deals with the process of parental derision and how it results in humiliation and possible psychic trauma of the child.

Unlike gifted children without AS, Gifted Children with AS:


Freud dealt with his fear of his childhood traumas by making
endless unverifiable speculations, and by denying the possibility
of a verifiable access to childhood reality.


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