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Recently did a ASD/Aspergers screening test on PsychCentral and got a score of 46, does this mean a high chance of having it?
Need more info: Without knowing more information about the test, can't answer. Different tests are scaled differently, so your score's meaning depends on how the test is set up. If there was any kind of a description such as how similar that score is to the average for ASD, that might help. If you are concerned, a clinical psychologist would be most able to help you find out for sure. ...Read more
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more
Depends: There are several screening tests that can be used and they usually involve a series of direct questions to parents and care givers as well as direct interactions and observations of the patient. After the screening is scored the likelihood of the patient having the disorder is determined. The screening may take some time to be scored and is usually done after the patient has left. ...Read more
No: Nobody even knows what it is, and the only treatment that works is to learn some new skills which isn't a bad idea for most people. Poorly-coordinated, talk mechanically, good at some academic subjects, focused interests (often strange). Best rx is to learn to say nice things, get guidance reading people, strength / endurance sport, "relationships are more important than being right." has pluses. ...Read more
At a psychiatrist : You should get an appointment for a psychiatric evaluation. That is how you get the diagnosis. ...Read more
It's moot: If you're familiar with this curious condition, which offers many advantages but can be troublesome, seek testing only if it makes treatment options available. The basis of rx is getting educated on understanding other people, on being a diplomat rather than a jerk (this causes most of the pain). Choose a strength sport over a team-play sport, get speech rx if you need it. Say only nice things. ...Read more
I took a test for aspergers syndrome and got a aq score of 42. Is this significant? Should i tell my counselor or psychiatrist?
Was it the : Autism spectrum quotient from aspergertest.Net? "32-50 indicates a strong likelihood of asperger syndrome or autism." however, this is a screening test - it doesn't necessarily mean that you have this diagnosis. It would be good to let both your psychiatrist and counselor know. ...Read more
My counselor is wanting to diagnosis me with autism my old psychologist said i have moderate to high functioning autism like aspergers is there a test?
None, unfortunately: The diagnosis of Autism or Asperger is mainly with clinical assessment. he doctor bases his or her diagnosis on the child's level of development, and the doctor's observation of the child's speech and behavior, including his or her play and ability to socialize with others. The doctor often seeks input from the child's parents, teachers, and other adults who are familiar with the child's symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No tests required: It's made on the history and talking to the person. Most aspies are troubled & perplexed by their inability to fit in, and will welcome a chance to learn better social skills so that their advantages (strong science focus, etc.) can benefit themselves and others. The rapid mechanical speech and the failure at team / coordination sports also help. ...Read more
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