Aspergers Test (3 mins)

Aspergers Test
Halima Qureshi

Halima S. Qureshi is a practising Clinical Psychologist for the last 5 years, as well as the founding member of Counseling Center in one of the acclaimed Universities of Pakistan. She deals in psychological disorders especially related to early adulthood and adulthood. She is well versed in the field with more than 4 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Psychology. Currently, she is doing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and she is developing Intervention and working with Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapy for Non-Suicidal Self Injury disorder a newly recognized disorder in DSM 5. Her therapeutic expertise is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as she is Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) from NFNLP, USA.

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.

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Instructions to Follow

The following test is the brief test of around 10 question items, which will take about 5-8 minutes. The test is required to be filled by the parent/ caregiver. These following questions are most suitable for screening of children ranging between 4-11 years of age. Please make sure to mark each question item.

1. Child can point out the slightest sound in the surroundings.

 

2. Child is unable to concentrate on the overall picture, but focus on the small details

 

3. Child is unable to keep track of other people’s interaction and conversations

 

4. It is very difficult for the child to change his focus from one task to others and get back to the first.

 

5. Child is unable to keep on conversations with friends or fellows.

 

6. Unable to effectively take part in socialization

 

7. It is difficult for the child to identify the feelings and intentions of the characters in the story.

 

8. Child never interacted with other children, and in preschool was not interested to play with other children around.

 

9. It is difficult for the child to assess what the other person is feeling or thinking just by looking at them.

Slightly Disagree

 

10. It is difficult for the child to make new friends

 



Final Result:

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.

Aspergers Test (3 mins)