Asperger Syndrome (cont.)
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Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis
An interdisciplinary team is generally required for a comprehensive clinical assessment. This comprehensive evaluation should include a psychological assessment (including, at a minimum, intellectual and adaptive functioning), a communication evaluation (particularly focused on nonverbal forms of communication), and a neurological, psychiatric, and medical evaluation. Intellectual (IQ) testing may be of specific help, since verbal IQ scores are often significantly higher than performance IQ scores for children with Asperger's syndrome.
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Asperger disorder is a form of pervasive developmental disorder characterized by persistent impairment in social interactions, repetitive behavior patterns, and restricted interests.