By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD

Written by way of best specialists within the box, this publication presents a lot wanted details and suggestion for fogeys of youngsters with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. it truly is full of sensible feedback for assisting young ones stay an entire and chuffed lifestyles at domestic, in class, and within the social global, and nurturing their progress into self-sufficient adults. Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected Read more...

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Here are some questions to ask yourself as the evaluation proceeds. Any “no” answers should prompt you to ask the professional for an explanation, more information, or further evaluation. If you’re not satisfied by the explanation, or you get a number of “no” answers, consider seeking another professional for a second opinion once the assessment is finished. • Did the doctor interview you about your child’s early his- tory? • Did the doctor spend at least 30 minutes with your child to observe his or her behavior?

He is insistent that everyone get out of the car and repeat the process in the “right” order—and his family is willing to do this to avoid Mark’s serious distress that otherwise results. Mark’s rituals don’t make any sense to others and don’t seem to be functional in any way, just like Chris’s rituals. Both boys experience tremendous anxiety when things aren’t done just the way they want. Yet one boy is diagnosed with OCD and the other with Asperger syndrome. What is the difference? The answer is deceptively simple.

The five 1The term Pervasive Developmental Disorders can be considered synonymous with autism spectrum disorders. 2The DSM uses the more technical labels “Asperger disorder” and “autistic disorder,” rather than the terms Asperger syndrome and autism you may be used to. There are no differences between these terms and they can be considered synonyms. In other words, it doesn’t matter if your doctor tells you that your child has Asperger syndrome or Asperger disorder; they are the same thing. 24 The Diagnostic Process disorders differ from one another in specific ways, but equally important is what they all share.

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