Can someone describe Asperger's in girls?
I am turned fourteen a few days ago, and a few days before my fourteenth birthday, I was diagnosed with Asperger's, or high-functioning autism. I'm still unsure if I have it or not, though. I'm very socially awkward around strangers, but not around my friends. I do find it hard to read people, but I've gotten better at it, and I can read my friends quite well. I'm capable of feeling empathy. I don't like being hugged, I am sensitive to heat, smells and tags, I hate the color yellow, I often spell words in my head without realizing it, I stutter occasionally, my words sometimes come out in the wrong sequence, and when I'm mad, I sometimes get so worked up that I forget what is going on and end up with a headache. I suppose I do display innapropriate attatchment to objects, but only my stuffed animals, and I've always been that way. I rock when I'm excited. I can't take directions. If someone says something with two or more steps, for some reason, I just don't seem to comprehend it. It's confusing. I have problems focusing, and often space out for ten or more minutes. Besides all of this, I have above average marks in testing. I have a wild imagination, and when I'm bored, I create dialogues and scenarios in my head to amuse myself. It's kind of like reading a story, but I'm obviously not reading it, and it's my own story. I am good at amusing myself. When I'm not paying attention, I supposedly have a sad expression on my face. I guess that would explain why almost every teacher has offered to let me skip class and go see the counselor. Also, I don't lack manners. I know when to thank people, and all of that stuff. Does this sound like Assburgers? I didn't mean to put "am" in at the beginning, and I didn't mean to write "Assburgers" at the end. Haha.
Asked By: Stacy - 8/25/2007
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I understand how a diagnosis such as this would throw you. There are enough in-depth answers, so will take a different approach. With Asperger's Syndrome you will still have a good life. From your description of yourself, it doesn't appear to be holding you back from developing and pursuing your interests. : ) Good... More
Answered By: TripleS - 8/25/2007
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The overwhelming majority of referrals for a diagnostic assessment for Asperger's Syndrome are boys. The ratio of males to females is around 10:1, yet the epidemiological research for Autistic Spectrum Disorders suggests that the ratio should be 4:1. Why are girls less likely to be identified as having the... More
Answered By: cynjoh - 8/25/2007
Yes - Asperger's is different in all cases, and lots of elements of your behaviour would have been considered - the orderly routines and attachments you have to objects is a 'biggie' and so too the rocking - and your sensitivity. It's all good - your teachers should be focussing on your strengths - your writing... More
Answered By: jacqui p - 8/25/2007
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Answered By: skybluecarp - 8/25/2007
if you were diagnosed with asperger's, you probably have it. if you're still unsure, go to a different doctor and get a second opinion... More
Answered By: lizi g - 8/25/2007
Only a physician can diagnosis Asbergers. However, if this has been a diagnosis you have received, you need to ask your parents for an educational advocate so that your education is given to you in the manner in which you learn... More
Answered By: meeka o - 8/25/2007
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