Could one child function differently or with more deficiencies than the other yet be the same diagnosis. They call my son Asperger's but he seems to be less deficient than another child I know with is same diagnosis. It's making me question it. An you be high functioning Autism and Not Asperger's? Is PDD more or less functioning than Asperger's?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in Kids' Health
Don't compare your child to another, it will drive you crazy. My son is ADHD and PPD. He is alot different than alot of kids his age and with others with same DX. He has issues others don't have and at the same time others have issues he doesn't have. Get a second opinion, there is nothing wrong with that. My child was first DX by his ped, then I went to a developmental ped and to a neurologist to rule out other things.
Answer by midnightmoma at 4:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
I have never had my son tested but I believe whole-heartedly that my son as a mild form of aspergers. I say mild because my son it not obsessive about certain things or topics. He is not obsessive about the way things feel to his skin or taste in his mouth. He is not wobbly or have a hard time doing physical activities. My son does show some characteristics of aspergers like being geared towards anything electrical. He has an above average IQ but a below average social IQ. He doesn't understand social cues and has a hard time understanding bad intent. Before he was put on a special diet, he had a hard time concentrating and sitting still.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 5:10 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
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Answer by AmaliaD at 10:03 AM on Feb. 12, 2010
It is considered on the autism spectrum but it is different in the presentation of what you would think of as a autistic. Thus the reason it has its own name. It is also hard to diagnose early and many children have had several different diagnosis before they reach the correct diagnosis of aspergers disorder. What makes it different is children living with Aspergers typically are highly intelligent and well in most areas but there is something "different" about them. The different things are: they typically lack reciprocity and guienely do not understand the feelings of others. They have a high degree of social interaction issues, higher than average intelligence, hyper focused on one or two subjects and find ways to inappropriately focus on those subjects, obvious to social cues and rules, amoung other criteria. I diagnosed disorders for a living and it is a tricky one for most to pick up on.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
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