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Doctor insights on: Adult Aspergers Test

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How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

To find out if it is: You & his teacher can fill out the australian scale for aspergers in children for your pediatrician ( see tony attwood & o.A.S.I.S.Org, ) but it's not specific for asperger's. He needs evaluations by a neuropsychologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, et al in a specialty clinic to diagnose an autistic disorder. They'll need all reports from doctors, schools, slt & extensive history. ...Read more

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How would an ADHD child behave with Asperger syndrome?

How would an  ADHD child  behave with Asperger syndrome?

A technical point: adhd symptoms really should be understood to be part and parcel of aspergers. In DSM, it is incorrect to make a second diagnosis of adhd if the child is already on the autism spectrum. Unless the child is so severely adhd that limits function or puts them at risk e.g. climbing so much or running that they injure themselves multiple times per week. ...Read more

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Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave ?

How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave 


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Not very differently: Adhd would present similarly in all children however there would some difference in children with asperger's as impulsivity is likely to present with increase stereotypes which are part of asperger's. Other aspects of asperger's might also become more pronounced. Frustration tolerance which is an issue might become more pronounced. Treatment of adhd is more tricky as well as asperger's children. ...Read more

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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more

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How do I interpreting autism spectrum quotient score?

It depends : There are different developmental screens that are used to make the diagnosis of autism and they will each have a different method of scoring and reporting the outcome. Most of them look at similar areas of functioning that are consistently found to be atypical in children with autism. When your provider goes over the results of the screening they can give you more information. ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems. Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties. They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Sometimes: Each child with a diagnosis of autism is truly different from others. Some will respond well and vunderstand signing, others will not. Certainly worth a try. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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At what age will you see a child with autism display social withdrawal?

At what age will you see a child with autism display social withdrawal?

12-18 months: Autism is by definition a derangement in social interaction, among other things. Most parents may not see autism symptoms for what they are until later, and those not familiar with the child may not recognize them either. But looking back, often you can see where the signs began before 1 year of age: not making good eye contact, or looking to mom for social cues. These become more obvious by 2 y. ...Read more

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If school says child has autism spectrum symptoms, what happens next?

If school says child has autism spectrum symptoms, what happens next?

Second opinion: A school should not diagnose autism. They may suggest that a formal evaluation be done by a qualified professional who could make an accurate assessment of your child. Then a referral for applied behavioral analysis could be provided. They could work with your school to provide the best setting for optimal outcome. ...Read more

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What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

Some normality seen: Qualiitive impairmt. in social interactions-failure to develop peer relationships, no social/emotional reciprocity, Impairment in body posture, eye to eye gaze, facial expression, gestures regulate social interaction. Repetitive & stereotyped behavior, interest & adherence to specific, routines/rituals & motor mannerism. No delay in language, cognition or self-help skills. No PDD/Schiz. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Sometimes, depending: Most people with asperger's syndrome do not have language delays, and are able to work and earn their livings. They do have difficulty relating to others though, and see the world very differently. There are varying intensities of these problems, and how much they interfere with social interactions. Any disability evaluation would have to consider these issues. http://tinyurl.com/nxtwc8c. ...Read more

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

A developmental : delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so. "DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. ...Read more

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How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

Asperger Syndrome is: no longer a valid diagnosis, as the core symptoms are those of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Kids with ADHD-Combined Type, have hyperactivity/impulsivity that can impact their peer interaction & prosocial problem-solving skills & kids with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type can seem "spacey", but they don't have the social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments that cause atypical behaviors in ASD ...Read more

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Should gps be testing for learning disabilities in adults.?

Should gps be testing for learning disabilities in adults.?

Yes: Among many other government mandated suggestions, your general physician has been asked to screen his older patients for early signs of cognitive decline. ...Read more