A 30-year-old member asked:
whats the difference between high functioning autism and asbergers?
2 doctor answers
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Unclear: There is no specific definition for what qualifies as "high functioning autism", so it is difficult to answer the question. High functioning autism often refers to those with a normal iq. However, it appears that they are distinct disorders.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Timothy Gunn answered
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Depends: Some say very little difference, but technically ppl with autism have some history of speech/language delay while ppl with asperger's disorder have no history of such a delay. Typically ppl with autism struggle more with verbal tasks, but may excel with nonverbal/visual tasks. Often ppl w/ aspergers struggle more with visual tasks but have strong verbal skills. This is not always the case though.
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
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