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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The strengths and: Weaknesses in a child with autism who has a full-scale iq > 70, are such that they tend to have more difficulty in the american school system, in which most of the teaching is language-based. Many have non- verbal iq's of 90 or >, but low- or below- average verbal iq. Some, but not all, children with as have the opposite, with fsiq > 70 but lower non-verbal abilities. Both lack theory of mind.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012

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