Could Your Child Have Asperger's?

Take this quiz to determine whether your child exhibits the common traits of Asperger's syndrome.

Quiz

Take this quiz to determine whether your child exhibits the common traits of Asperger's syndrome.

1. Does your child tend to focus on one subject, to the exclusion of all others?

  • Yes - she latches onto one topic of interest and learns everything there is to know about it. She won't even think about something else!
  • No - she has some favorite topics, but displays a wide range of interests.

2. Does your child have difficulty interacting socially, particularly when it comes to nonverbal communication?

  • Yes - she seems unable to pick up cues in people's body language and vocal inflection.
  • No - she seems to be able to read the mood of a room pretty well, and understands what is and isn't appropriate in a conversation.

3. Does your child vary her vocal inflections, volume, and pitch?

  • No - she speaks in a monotone, regardless of the subject or the environment.
  • Yes - she shouts, whispers, laughs, whimpers, and more.

4. Does your child adhere to rigid, repetitive routines when it comes to everyday tasks?

  • Yes - everything has to be just so, from where we sit for breakfast to her bedtime routines.
  • No - she's pretty free and easy with her daily routine.

5. How are your child's motor skills developing?

  • She's a little behind other children her age.
  • She's right where she should be.

6. Does your child understand idiomatic expressions, such as slang terms and figures of speech?

  • No - she takes everything literally.
  • Yes - if she doesn't know them right away, she easily learns their meanings.

7. Does your child show an interest in playing with others?

  • Yes - she's always engaging with other children.
  • No - sometimes it's as though she doesn't realize there are other children present.

8. How does your child's IQ compare to those of her peers?

  • She exhibits median intelligence, or is even smarter than her peers.
  • She has a lower IQ than most of her peers.

9. How old was your child when you first suspected she might have Asperger's syndrome?

  • Three years old or younger.
  • Older than three years.

10. Are there any cases of Asperger's in your family history?

  • Yes.
  • No.

Your Results:

1. Does your child tend to focus on one subject, to the exclusion of all others?
Yes - she latches onto one topic of interest and learns everything there is to know about it. She won't even think about something else!

2. Does your child have difficulty interacting socially, particularly when it comes to nonverbal communication?
Yes - she seems unable to pick up cues in people's body language and vocal inflection.

3. Does your child vary her vocal inflections, volume, and pitch?
No - she speaks in a monotone, regardless of the subject or the environment.

4. Does your child adhere to rigid, repetitive routines when it comes to everyday tasks?
Yes - everything has to be just so, from where we sit for breakfast to her bedtime routines.

5. How are your child's motor skills developing?
She's a little behind other children her age.

6. Does your child understand idiomatic expressions, such as slang terms and figures of speech?
No - she takes everything literally.

7. Does your child show an interest in playing with others?
No - sometimes it's as though she doesn't realize there are other children present.

8. How does your child's IQ compare to those of her peers?
She exhibits median intelligence, or is even smarter than her peers.

9. How old was your child when you first suspected she might have Asperger's syndrome?
Three years old or younger.

10. Are there any cases of Asperger's in your family history?
Yes.

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