Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?
The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.
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... Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada DIANE TWACHTMANCULLEN, Autism and Developmental Disabilities Consultation Center, Cromwell, Connecticut 06416 FREDR. VOLKMAR, ChildStudy Center ...
It isa small wonder that the chapter is written as ifASis established, yet the authors conclude that it is not possible to distinguish AS from HFA. Volkmar and Klin join the previously cited authors in.
Volkmar and Klin join the previously cited authors in acknowledging that the state ofconfusion over the AS label is not confinedtothe overlaps between ASand autism. The confusion is generously extendedto other diagnostic concepts such ...
However, we are inclined to agree with Volkmar and Klin that the qualitative distinctions reported between characteristics of AS and HFA are more closely tied to research than to treatment. Carol Gray's chapter offers an interesting ...
Hooper and Bundy underscore observations madeinthe Volkmar and Klin chapter that the implications for assessment and treatment may be more similar for nonverbal learning disabilities and AS than for AS and HFA.
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND COMORBIDITY
Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
DIAGNOSTIC DEFINITIONS AND ISSUES