No accurate count of the number of adults with Asperger’s syndrome in the United States currently exists. But government statistics indicate that about 3.5 million children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder. An estimated 75% of these children have Asperger’s, one of these … [Read more...]
Articles About Assessment of Asperger's Syndrome
These articles address questions related to assessing and diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome in adults, including the process of determining whether someone has Asperger’s.
You may suspect you have Asperger’s Syndrome and wonder how you would know for sure. A professionally administered assessment is the most reliable and accurate way of answering this question. For many people, however, finding an expert in adult Asperger’s is not easy. Even if you do find a … [Read more...]
When I ask about the disadvantages of an Asperger’s diagnosis, I am referring specifically to being diagnosed with this condition in adulthood. A diagnosis in childhood has more obvious advantages, such as receiving appropriate services in school, focusing on building social skills, even considering … [Read more...]
Often people ask me, as an Asperger’s psychologist, how I diagnosis Asperger’s syndrome in adults. Usually the person asking wants to know whether they might have Asperger’s syndrome, and typically he or she is also curious about what the procedure involves, how a diagnosis is different from an … [Read more...]
Asperger’s and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are similar in many ways, which is why it can be hard to tell one from the other. However, there are important differences between the two. Knowing what makes one condition different from the other will help you evaluate whether you … [Read more...]