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You think people who have aspergers have a below average iq?

You think people who have aspergers have a below 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. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers?

What is the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers?

Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding.

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=f5sfe6dqhro. ...Read more

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Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Seek evaluation: Racing thoughts is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder -a serious mood problem. I would recommend consulting a psychiatrist. It would also be wise to clean up your diet -consider the feingold diet. Also use of essential fatty acids is a good choice-fish oil. ...Read more

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What is the difference between high functional autism and aspergers?

What is the difference between high functional autism and aspergers?

You say potato,: I say po-tah-toe...

Seriously, the terms are interchangeable, except that asperger's diagnosis is no longer "in the book.". ...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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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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I want to know what is the difference between "aspergers" and "high functioning autism"?

Different: Aspergers syndrome patients (as) are uniquely different than high functioning autism patients. As patients are socially awkward, but have better adaptive abilities, have no self stimulation or echolalia, and are more academically capable. High functioning autism patients retain their self stimulation and echolalia. Then are able to succeed in school, but they are different clinically than as. ...Read more

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Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Aspergers: Not exactly sure what your question means but if you want to understand a little bit about asperger's you can start by watching this short video.

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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

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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Doctors, what are the signs for aspergers syndrome in children?

Doctors, what are the signs for aspergers syndrome in children?

See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupations (obsessions) with certain topics; difficulties "reading" social cues and difficulties empathizing (sensitivity to other's feelings); in general, difficulties relating to others.
Please, seek a specialist to diagnose this condition properly! ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of Asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of Asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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My son has aspergers and has trouble reading social situations, he complains of voices, how can he succeed in school he has very high test scores?

My son has aspergers and has trouble reading social situations, he complains of voices, how can he succeed in school he has very high test scores?

Early intervention: The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services. Social skills are important to address intensively and early, i.e. with group skill training and individual therapy and coaching. Other associated symptoms may be alleviated with proper medication management as well. You should look into other resources, e.g. Autism advocacy online. ...Read more

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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

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My nephew has been diagnosed with high functioning aspergers he constantly feels that he is being bullied and people are talking about him my dister i?

My nephew has been diagnosed with high functioning aspergers he constantly feels that he is being bullied and people are talking about him my dister i?

Social skills: One of the major problems in aspie's is their poor social skills. As consequence they tend to be teased a great deal. Also there is a problem with auditory perception in aspie's. The school should provide an in-service for bullying and asperger's. He may benefit from social skills training classes. He should be under the care of a physician experienced in dealing with developmental disorders. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is the best way to tell my children about our divorce? Our son hugo has aspergers and our 14 year old has celiac and type one diabetes

What is the best way to tell my children about our divorce? Our son hugo has aspergers and our 14 year old has celiac and type one diabetes

No one best way: I believe it's impossible to predict the BEST way to go about telling children about a divorce. The method should be one agreed-upon by both parents and I would think should involve either a family meeting or at least one parent telling both children at the same time. And then, the other parent having a conference if it's not possible to have the whole family together. Best of luck to you all. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the average IQ of a male teen with asperger's?

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. ...Read more

Iq (Definition)

Intelligence quotient is score derived from standardized ...Read more