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how_i_might_match_up_with_aspergers

Assessments

  • ✔ RAADS-R says I have it, in that I score at or above the threshold on every mark, but the test may not be totally accurate since it was not performed in a clinic and the test itself needs improvement. test results
  • ~ Scored 34, 32, and 27/50 on the AQ quiz - so I'm right on the borderline. See this.
  • ~ I have a ridiculously controlled imagination, but this can be a result of circumstances just as easily as neurological makeup (link)
  • ~ I show some traits of emotional blindness or alexithymia (link)
  • Empathy Quotient score was 39 and 44 out of a possible 80. Scores above 30 are generally not indicative of an Autism Spectrum disorder.
  • CAST score was 11 out of a possible 31. Scores in the 0 - 14 range indicate little or no Autistic traits.
  • I'm below the male average in terms of systemizing.
  • ✘ Failure to develop friendships - FQ says I'm great on this
  • ✘ I can identify emotions in faces and voices really well. (link)

Other more subjective measures

  • Qualitative impairment in social interaction - I've been behind socially for most of my developing years
  • Restricted patterns of behavior, activities, and interests - Gf has complained that I can't seem to do things in moderation, I'm either fully into doing something constantly/often or I'm not
  • Repetitive motor behaviors - Yes, leg movement, fidgeting..
  • Auditory perception deficits - Yes, I sometimes don't process speech as quickly as I hear it
  • ✔ Many children with AS are initially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - was almost me
  • ✔ Physical clumsiness - I do tend to be somewhat
  • ✔ Lack of interest in fiction and a positive preference towards non-fiction
  • ✔ No clinically significant delay in cognitive development or general delay in language - Nope, I'm fine there
  • ✔ Sophisticated vocabulary at a young age
  • ✔ Single-mindedness
  • ✔ Can spend hours in the library researching, loves learning and information - or Wikipedia
  • ✔ May have difficulty staying in college despite a high level of intelligence
  • ~ Being “in their own world” / Preoccupied with their own agenda - Somewhat
  • ~ Sleep problems - Had in the past, but not now
  • ~ Oddities in loudness, pitch, intonation, and rhythm, poor prosody, and tangential and circumstantial speech - If I'm impaired here, it's not much
  • ~ Impaired nonverbal behaviors in areas such as eye contact, facial expression, posture, and gesture - Posture and maybe eye contact
  • ? Literal interpretations and miscomprehension of nuance, ? unusually pedantic, formal or idiosyncratic speech - Not sure
  • ✘ One-sided verbosity, ✘ abrupt transitions, ✘ use of metaphor meaningful only to the speaker - Not really
  • ✘ Failure to seek shared enjoyments or achievements with others - No, I do this just fine
  • ✘ Lack of social or emotional reciprocity
  • ✘ Difficulty understanding figurative language; weaknesses in humor, irony, teasing, and sarcasm; impaired humor appreciation - I don't think so
  • ✘ Enhanced perception of small changes in patterns such as arrangements of objects or well-known images
  • ✘ Difficulty in identifying and describing one's emotions
how_i_might_match_up_with_aspergers.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/24 16:45 by Garrett W.