Autism spectrum over asperger?

Because the same. Deficits in social understanding (e.g., lack of theory of mind & facial recognition) underlie autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos, autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-5 diagnosis that includes all 3. The myth is that all people with as have " genius" iq's; when the current definition of as requires an iq > 70, in the "normal" range, not necessarily avg. Or above, .
Aspergers. Not sure about your question but here is an overview autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.

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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

Minor autism. The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. . Read more...

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? My now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. However when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Asperger's . Asperger's disorder is one of the autism spectrum disorders and is often diagnosed later in children who are higher functioning socially. Often such children are first diagnosed with sensory integration problems until the social issues become more predominant. Exaggerated skin sensitivity is common in autistic children, manifesting in irritation at the labels on clothing or certain fabrics. If your daughter is beginning to develop towards puberty the nipple sensitivity is common, and extreme sensitivity not surprising in an asperger's child. As to encopresis: it's not a common symptom, but it can occur as well as other bathroom habits (such as not wanting to wipe after defecation or using huge amounts of tissues) i hope this is helpful kind regards dr. Tedde rinker. Read more...
Hi, . Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. Read more...
Common in ASD. Kids with asds have difficulty with sensory regulation and integration. This can manifest as exceptional sensitivity to sound, light, touch, taste, and textures (including food). Others crave greater sensory input by crashing into things, rocking, or even head banging. Consult an occupational therapist familiar with these issues. Environmental strategies can increase your child's comfort. Read more...
Yes. Sensory interpretation difficulties are common in the autism spectrum. Social awkwardness is the cornerstone and if that is not present, then the diagnosis of any disorder on the autism spectrum would not seem to follow. A basic screening tool such as a Gilliam Asperger questionnaire done by two adults that know her well could clear any doubts if hasn't been done; child psychologist gives. Read more...
The American Academy. of Pediatrics recommends that Pediatricians not use "Sensory Processing Disorder" as an independent diagnosis because atypical responses to sensory input are related to many underlying Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder & Anxiety Disorders. There is limited data on the efficacy of sensory-based therapies. See comment. Read more...

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not. Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. Read more...
No. Attention deficit disorder and asperger's are completely different problems. They can co-exist, but are not the same. Read more...
Nope. These are very distinct conditions. They both are brain diseases, but that's where it ends. Both can be comorbid with each other, meaning they can exist together. Their genetic & biological underpinnings are in completely different areas of brain. Read more...
4/4 doctors agree. Children with adhd-combined type have trouble with peer interactions and prosocial skills largely due to their impulsivity, impatience and intrusiveness. This is often tolerated by peers till age 7, when neuro-typical kids want to get their work done. People with asperger's, in varying degrees, lack theory of mind, the ability to understand that someone else can have a different point of view. Read more...
Adhd/autism. No, but u can have coexisting asperger with adhd. Intellectually, they are different. Read more...

What's a autism spectrum disorder?

Autism. It would be related conditions like aspergers's syndrome. Read more...
Autism Spectrum DO. It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. Read more...
DSM-V Term. The term has been around and used to cover a range of disorders classified separately under dsm-iv but the new system for psychiatric classification in the U.S. Will be out in may 2013 - for more see: http://cpancf.Com/autismspectrumdisorder.Asp. Read more...
Neurodevelopmental. The term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used to describe any child with Autism, whether they are high or low functioning. This is a newer classification system that is not always used consistently used in discussion. Before this change in terms patients were classified as having Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not otherwise specified and Aspergers. This change is really semantics. Read more...

What are autism spectrum disorders?

Latest umbrella term. For decades, the broad term for disorders like autism has been pervasive developmental disorder (pdd). It included autism, asperger's disorders, and several other seemingly related disorders. For the past 10 years of so, ASD has become increasingly popular and probably will be the new umbrella term for autism and related disorders in the new diagnostic manual due out in a year or so. Read more...
DSM-V classification. The dsm-v is expected to publish in may 2013. It has replaced some of the seperate categories with a continuum involving similar diagnostic criteria. For more detail: http://cpancf.Com/autismspectrumdisorder.Asp. Read more...

I need to know what is autism spectrum?

A big umbrella. This is a collective term that pulls together several separate diagnoses under one supposedly unifying term. Autism, aspergers syndrome and pervasive developmental delay- not otherwise specified, make up the spectrum. It is more a term preferred by academics and bureaucrats that track the funding for their specialized supportive care. I find it rather loosely supported by an actual link. Read more...

How are autism, and autism spectrum different?

Autism more severe. Autism is the term used to describe the severely affected person. Autism spectrum disorder describes the milder forms of autism where the affected person has some behaviours typical of autism but is not severely autistic. Read more...

Is it true that men are higher on autism spectrum?

Not sure of question. It absolutely is the case that many more males than females have autism--in the order of 4-5 times more. Why is not known, but it actually is pretty common in child mental health: a wide range of early-onset disorders, including adhd, learning disorders, and autism, are much more common in males than in females. That said, females can definitely have autism of the same severity as males. Read more...
Yes. For autism spectrum disorders, the cdc states it is about 5 times higher in boys, see: http://goo.Gl/bwhhe. Read more...

What sort of problem is an autism spectrum disorder?

Autism. Autism is in news lately. It is a dysfunction of the ability of a person to relate to others. It is sometimes associated with slow learning but a less common form (asperger's) has a high rate of focused talent. The cause is unknown but seems to be a 'wiring" disorder of the brain. It is not related to vaccine use. This is a very frustrating illness for parents who want to have love returned. Read more...
Common. Pdd occurs in about 1% of the population. It occurs more in males, is definitely genetic, & may be associated with many environmental toxins (but not vaccinations). There is a remarkable amount of research going on in this field. The american academy of pediatircs has guidelines for the early identification & treatment of pdd kids. This approach has resulted inimprovements in pdd patients. Read more...
Autism part 2. Most autistic kids see material things rather than linguistic or interpersonal things. They see the world as a material, not verbal, environment. Treatment is directed trying to turn this around by early intervention. See nimh website on autism disorders. See your pediatrician for further intervention. See my health guides for more information. Read more...
Biologic disorder. What is now being called ASD is a cluster of disorders that have in common major disruption typically from a very early age in the development of social interactions, communication, and behaviors. The cause(s) remain unknown. The core feature is a markedly diminised to absent ability to socially connect with others. Language is absent or odd, as are some behaviors. Read more...