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Whats the difference between high functioning autism and asbergers?

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Dr. Timothy Gunn
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Depends

Some say very little difference, but technically ppl with autism have some history of speech/language delay while ppl with asperger's disorder have no history of such a delay.
Typically ppl with autism struggle more with verbal tasks, but may excel with nonverbal/visual tasks. Often ppl w/ aspergers struggle more with visual tasks but have strong verbal skills. This is not always the case though.

In brief: Depends

Some say very little difference, but technically ppl with autism have some history of speech/language delay while ppl with asperger's disorder have no history of such a delay.
Typically ppl with autism struggle more with verbal tasks, but may excel with nonverbal/visual tasks. Often ppl w/ aspergers struggle more with visual tasks but have strong verbal skills. This is not always the case though.
Dr. Timothy Gunn
Dr. Timothy Gunn
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry

In brief: Unclear

There is no specific definition for what qualifies as "high functioning autism", so it is difficult to answer the question.
High functioning autism often refers to those with a normal iq. However, it appears that they are distinct disorders.

In brief: Unclear

There is no specific definition for what qualifies as "high functioning autism", so it is difficult to answer the question.
High functioning autism often refers to those with a normal iq. However, it appears that they are distinct disorders.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Thank
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