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Doctor insights on: Executive Function Deficits Aspergers

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How do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

How do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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What is the difference between asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism?

What is the difference between asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism?

Probably Not Much: To my knowledge, these are expressions for the same condition. Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sharing characteristic of autism, but with different levels of severity. ...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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Help please? What is female asperger's high functioning?

Help please? What is female asperger's high functioning?

Nondiscrimatory: Asperger's effects both men and women. It is equal opportunity syndrome. The symptoms remain the same for both sexes. ...Read more

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Could aspergers syndrome really be that bad? Can a person still function normally?

Could aspergers syndrome really be that bad? Can a person still function normally?

Yes, people with: aspergers can have a happy life. It provides an extra challenge that others don't have, but they have other challenges to deal with. Education is key. Please seek the support of a mental health professional who specializes in this, perhaps attend a support group, read. Peace and good health. Some folks find computers work and a more solitary job good for them. ...Read more

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Please help? My best friend was diagnosed with female asperger's high functioning what is this?

Please help? My best friend was diagnosed with female asperger's high functioning what is this?

Autism spectrum: Asperger's disorder is form "high functioning" autism. It is the same disorder for males and females, yet each person, will present with a unique cluster of symptoms overlaid on a unique personality. The complete guide to asperger's syndrome, by tony atwood is a book that you may find very helpful in better understanding your friend's challenges. She needs her friends more than ever! best wishes. ...Read more

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Can people who have aspergers a high functioning form of autism be on the organ wait list?

Can people who have aspergers a high functioning form of autism be on the organ wait list?

It there's need: If a person with asperger's needs an organ such as liver, heart, kidney, etc, s/he can be on the transplant list like anyone else. Transplant teams have established criteria for screening potential patients, though. They want to be sure the person will be able to participate in treatment and take care of themselves & their new organ. Asperger's alone would be unlikely to impair this. ...Read more

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What's the difference between high-functioning autism and asperger's?

What's the difference between high-functioning autism and asperger's?

Not much: "autistic disorder"will include as, pdd-nos & autism. Kids with as may sound like " little professors, "talk about favorite topics without conversational give-and-take( pragmatics) and without typical use of tempo, pitch & loudness (prosody). Kids with hfa struggle with language, but may quickly figure out how to make something work by seeing & handling it. Both have "normal" full-scale iq, >70. ...Read more

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