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

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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.
Dr. Neeta Jain
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Comparison: Personally speaking , there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality!
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
AUTISM: Aspergers is no longer a diagnostic category. We only have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

I want to know what is the difference between "aspergers" and "high functioning autism"?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably....: .....Different names for the same condition. Remember that the earlier diagnosis is made and proper therapy begun, the better the long term prognosis.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 37 years experience
They probably don't: There is a new classification system which does not differentiate autism, pdd, and asperger's. They are all referred to autism spectrum disorder. High functioning means that there is a normal iq. This indicates a good chance at being able to function adequately as an adult and independently.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: Autism is considered and diagnosed by a series of developmental delays, such as speech and social interaction, But global delays may be a part of the disorder as well.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How high is the percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unknown?: As far as i know there have been no definitive studies on this subject in this country. There have been some studies done on this in england(and you could look them up) but nothing concrete. My take on this subject is that the higher the level of functioning the individual has the more things/experiences they will have in his/her life. Try to be supportive and a resource/sounding board.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers?

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 24 years experience
Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=f5sfe6dqhro.

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