This Asperger test is designed to screen the symptoms of Asperger disorder as recognized by DSM 5. Asperger is now recognized under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Asperger Categorized as Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism means a disability affecting the social interaction, non-verbal and verbal communication. There is limited imagination which is evident by repetitive, restricted and stereotyped activities and behaviour patterns. Symptoms of this non-progressive, lifelong neurological disorder, can typically be noticed before the age of three years. There is impairment in three areas of life of the person with Autism – in communication, the use of language and in social interaction.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition in which two main components of personality are affected; behaviour and communication. It can either be a minor problem
requiring minor treatment and rehabilitation or it can be severe to the extent that the person suffering from ASD requires to be admitted to a special facility for full-time care.
A psychiatrist, Leo Kanner, who worked at Johns Hopkins University was the one who made the diagnosis of Autism in 1943.
Autism is called a spectrum disorder because its characteristics and symptoms manifest themselves in many different ranges of combinations and from minor to severe. Meaning,
Autism is defined by certain behavioural symptoms but two children or adults, having the diagnosis of Autism may act completely different from each other and may have different skills.
As mentioned above, one impairment of autism includes communication. Simply put, it means that people with autism face trouble with understanding and comprehending what other people feel and think. Because of this, it is difficult for them to express themselves
either verbally or through touch, facial expressions, and gestures. They also have a problem with to and fro communication because of that.
In addition to that, autism comes with learning problems as well. People with autism might have unevenly developed skills, for instance, they might be exceptionally great at music, art, math or memory and that is why they do well on analysis and problem-solving tests.
As autism has gained quite an attention in the past few years, more children are getting a diagnosis of autism and the numbers are getting higher gradually but this might be due to
how it is diagnosed rather than having a disorder.
Overview of this Aspergers test
Asperger test is developed on the basis of research as well as considering the diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) condition in DSM 5 (2013). The test is adapted from already formulated tests and on the basis of research.
Asperger test is helpful for you as a parent to identify and screen the warning signs and symptoms involved in the formal diagnosis of the condition. This test will give you the scores which will be used as a baseline to seek professional help.
Asperger test is not a diagnostic test and is not recommended to be used in professional practice. The professional help is required if the scores are high, as the symptoms of autism can only be handled well with professional help.