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What is the difference between classic autism and asperger syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Lin
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Severity: ASD is a spectrum disorder. Classic autism have more presentin signs and symptoms of social avoidance, speech impediments, stereotypical movements, ridgidity with routines or OCD behaviors while asperger's syndrome will be more functional with better communicative skills but still lacking in social functioning. Asperger's children tend to be hyperlexic and "gifted" in particular interest/topics.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
Spectrum disorder: Autism is a spectrum disorder. With the diagnosis of autism being made when symptoms are severe and severely impairing, and asperger's disorder being diagnosed when symptoms are less severe, yet still a cause for significant impairment and/or distress. Symptoms "in-between" mild and severe are sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. Isolated, mild autistic symptoms also occur in the "normal" population.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
AUTISM: Aspergers is no longer a diagnostic category - only Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between autism and asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
SAME: Autism is the same as Asperger symdrome, which is the most common type of autism.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between autism and asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Symptom presentation: This distinction, introduced in the early 1990's, arose because some individuals had major delays in social interactions and language, along with odd behaviors (autism), while others had good language but problems with the other two areas (asperger's). Subsequent research has shown that, controling for intelligence, the main difference is language--a circular process. It may be going away soon.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Read anything by Tony Attwood, PhD. He says the "kids with Asperger's are the talkers." Kids with HFA are certainly "doers."
Oct 18, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Read anything by Tony Attwood, PhD. He says the "kids with Asperger's are the talkers." Kids with HFA are certainly "doers."
Oct 18, 2012
A 45-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between aspergers and autism?

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Dr. Alan Jacobs
Neurology 32 years experience
Degree: Under the umbrella condition termed pervasive developmental disorders, there is a spectrum of severity where the least severe condition has been referred to as asperger's syndrome and the most severe end of the spectrum is severe autism.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academically and have social problems because they do not read emotional cues well at all. Autism usually has more severe developmental and language delays with diarrhea, constipation, self stemming, and eating issues. This is a broad and general description.
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What is the difference between autism and aspergers?

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Autism spectrum: Please refer to the following review.En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/autism_spectrum the autism spectrum or autistic spectrum describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders in the fifth revision of the diagnostic ...

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