More Than Intelligence
Because people with Asperger's often perform as well as or better than their peers in speech and cognitive development, they can seem just like healthy children and adults in some contexts. They have a strong desire to know everything about a topic of interest, and their commitment to studying it makes them great students in this particular area. However, many students with Asperger’s struggle when it comes to middle and high school. This is usually the time when the ability to interpret social and emotional cues and nonliteral phrases becomes important for learning. Thus, people with Asperger's may struggle with comprehension and creative writing.