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!
No comparison . Each pt has their strength and weakness and they are amazing from music swants to history buffs to chess experts. They have their struggles but it is not their may be out system has struggles adapting to them they call us normotypes one of my pt , calls us we call them hfa , it is relative , in their world we are abnormal , help them with their weakness and enjoy their strengths.
The strengths and. Weaknesses in a child with autism who has a full-scale iq > 70, are such that they tend to have more difficulty in the american school system, in which most of the teaching is language-based. Many have non- verbal iq's of 90 or >, but low- or below- average verbal iq. Some, but not all, children with as have the opposite, with fsiq > 70 but lower non-verbal abilities. Both lack theory of mind.

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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...
Because the same . core deficits - diminished or absent joint attention, facial recognition & Theory Of Mind - exist in all types of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, the diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome & PDD-NOS were subsumed into ASD in the DSM-V. The level of ASD is defined by the type & degree of supports needed for a person with ASD to function optimally, 1 being the lowest level of need & 3 being the highest. Read more...

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...
In truth, HFA has. never been a separate diagnostic category. The DSM-V diagnosis Autistic Spectrum Disorder includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Because core deficits - lack of theory of mind, facial recognition, & joint attention- impair social reciprocity & social communication in all who have ASD, the degree of impairment determines appropriate behavioral, social & educational interventions. Read more...

I want to know what is the difference between "aspergers" and "high functioning autism"?

Probably.... .....Different names for the same condition. Remember that the earlier diagnosis is made and proper therapy begun, the better the long term prognosis. Read more...
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...
Desire to socialize. The main difference is that people with Aspergers disorder express an interest in socializing and having friends but do not have the pragmatic skills to maintain the friendships. Piople with high functioning autism generally do not relate well socially and do not have a strong interest in friendships. Some chidren with Asperger's disorder may be misdiagnosed with hi functing Autism early in life. Read more...

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

Yes. Autism is considered and diagnosed by a series of developmental delays, such as speech and social interaction, But global delays may be a part of the disorder as well. . Read more...
Yes! it is known to be in such a category. In fact before the diagnostic and statistical manual for psychiatry came out last year, it was known as a pervasive developmental disorder under which autism, Asperger's, and a few others fit in. The idea was that there is a spectrum of mild to servere and points in between in terms of severity. Milder cases than severe can qualify for school/social aid. Read more...
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...

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?

No lab or x-ray test. are used to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder, but multiple questionaires have been designed to help assess, and it sounds like your psychologist may already have done this. A screening tool may be found at http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/autism-quiz.htm. If you want confirmation, seek out a psychologist or developmental physician who has a lot of experience with diagnosing ASD and Aspergers. Read more...
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...