It kind of makes me wonder about all of the kids who are being diagnosed with autism. It seems like it's the "childhood diagnosis du jour."I got 37 and the test tells me "Scores over 32 are generally taken to indicate Asperger's Syndrome or high-functioning autism, with more than 34 an "extreme" score."
Many of the questions on the test directly impact almost anybody who has SA. I don't see how one could have severe SA and not get a relatively high score on this test. Does this imply that SA is some form of mild autism or that this test if pile of BS?
People with Asperger syndrome have a different neurology.It kind of makes me wonder about all of the kids who are being diagnosed with autism. It seems like it's the "childhood diagnosis du jour."
I was diagnosed with ADHD (or ADD with hyperactivity, as it was called) back when all the kids had that. My parents did some of their own research and decided that, if I did, in fact, have ADHD then it wasn't severe enough to warrant my taking the Ritalin the doctor so eagerly prescribed.
So I wonder about how willing psychs are to look at a kid and see the most popular (and/or profitable) disease, or if they're willing to dig deeper and find out what's really wrong.
Have a nice day,