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Iq Of People With Aspergers Average Iq
Depends: In general, those with asperger's have a roughly normal to possible quite high iq. This partly is the way it's defined, because language development has to be at least "normal, " and that correlates highly with iq. So, these individuals have marked social impairments and odd behaviors but normal or better iq.
I was reading at a college level in fifth grade. I have Aspergers and ADHD. I was tested as having an IQ of 90 as a child. Is this possible, or MD?
Reading & IQ: It is best for you to get tested by a clinical psychologist who specializes in learning disorders and Aspergers. Group IQ tests such as given in schools are ok but not nearly as accurate and detailed as a one-to-one w/a pro. Same goes for achievement tests. Whatever the numbers say, just work on being the best person you can be, like the rest of us. Peace and good health.
IQ of people w': Aspergers is by definition at least average (90-109). It may be even higher. There is a lot of variation between various subsections of IQ test. So in some areas they may be above average while on others below average IQ. It is hard to get an exact accurate IQ because of these fluctuations.
How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication.
OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www. Aspergersyndrome. Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311.
Aspergers worry: An integral part of having aspergers disorder is a very high anxiety level and rigid approach to life. Excessive worrying can be a debilitating condition. Cognitive behavioral therapy and involvement with social pragmatics groups may help develop a more resilient approach to thinking.
Autism Spectrum D/O: You are being described by this comment, hopefully from a mental health professional, as having elements of what used to be called a pervasive developmental disorder or asperger's syndrome. This would imply interpersonal deficits accompanied by narrow obsessional interests. In the new dsm-v this is as an autism spectrum disorder. You might benefit from talking to a psychologist.
Others' guidance: Whatever Asperger's really is, it's a mix of strong assets (intellectual focus) and areas in which you'll have more difficulty than others. You'll have trouble reading body language, understanding others' feelings, learning to how to talk to others in ways that will be helpful to them and you. You may be unlikable without meaning to be. Get guidance from others, perhaps a specialist.
Psychiatric eval: Asperger's is a clinical diagnosis which depends on mostly history comprising of basically three areas: developmental delays including speech delays, social delays and stereotypic behavior (repetitive). There may be family and other developmental issues of interest. A thorough evaluation should be able to answer this question, talk to your pcp first, if needed a referral to a psychiatrist.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, however,: If it is mild maybe it is some other diagnosis. One should get a consult with a local professional to decide on the diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Supportive: No one can ever tell you how you should feel. At the end of the day your feelings are yours to feel. Try to be supportive if you can. I'm sure he would appreciate having you and counting on you.
Aspergers diagnosis: Here is a video on spectrum testing that I think will help you. Http://youtu. Be/g7ke5d_115e.See 1 more doctor answer
Simplistic: Nobody knows what asperger's is, but the behaviors that you'll see often trouble these kids. They are often jerks but don't realize it, and find the world baffling and often terrifying. Discipline won't help but guidance and explaining kindly may help. By contrast, the real "brat" is likely to be diagnosed with "oppositional-defiant disorder" & understand the impact of his/her behavior well.
No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence.See 1 more doctor answer
Helpful stuff: Asperger's is a combination of pluses and challenges. You can get educated, including some actual guidance, with social skills. Especially, Aspies do best if they say only nice things. Choose a sport that's about strength / endurance rather than team / coordination. A focus on science / tech wins; comics / train schedules / superstitions loses. If single's right for you, great. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
Do you have it?: U r wired differently and this has pluses. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Find a sport based on strength or stamina rather than teamwork or coordination. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expecting nothing in return.
Nothing to get over: Asperger is not an illness, it is a different way of seeing and relating to the world and often carries with it a lot of gifts. See a professional with experience in helping you understand yourself and your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, accept who you are.