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Perhaps you are a spouse wondering if your partner has Asperger’s, a friend, acquaintance or colleague of someone you suspect has it, or perhaps you wonder if you might have it yourself. How would you know?
In this chapter, I will explain how the process of diagnosing someone for Asperger’s is usually carried out, both in general terms and the specific way I undertake a diagnosis. I will describe the types of information that is sought in an assessment for Asperger’s and how that information is collected. I will answer the question of how accurate a diagnosis is, the confidence one can have in a diagnosis of Asperger’s and I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a diagnosis.
The Diagnostic Process. Diagnosing Asperger’s is a fairly easy process in principle. But in practice it is complicated and necessities a professional who understands thoroughly not just the characteristics of Asperger’s but how they are played out in real life. Reading about Asperger’s in a book or articles generally makes it seem that Asperger’s is a clear cut, well defined and easily identifiable condition. In truth, people with Asperger’s behave in many different ways and not always exactly how it is defined.
For example, someone with Asperger’s can be quite intelligent and have mastery over numerous facts, yet have much less comprehension emotions and how they are expressed. The person may be able to identify basic emotions, such as intense anger, sadness or happiness yet lack an understanding of more subtle expressions of emotions such as confusion, jealousy or worry. How is it possible to tell for sure if someone doesn’t understand subtle emotions? They often don’t come up while sitting in an office speaking to a professional and because the person is not aware of their presence it’s unlikely that person would volunteer how hard it is to understand them. Relying on a spouse’s or friend’s report about how someone recognizes emotions is not always advisable since those reports are filtered through the spouse or friends’ own biases and their own ways of understanding emotions. The only way to tell is to be around someone long enough to experience what they are like, to see how they respond in situations that test the features of Asperger’s and ask the right kinds of questions to clarify whether they have those features.
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There is test yet developed that can be used to make a diagnosis of Asperger’s, no instrument that measures Asperger’s nor any procedure that can objectively sort out those with Asperger’s from those without it. Brain scans, blood tests, X- rays and other physical examinations cannot tell whether anyone has Asperger’s.
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The bottom line is that Asperger’s is a descriptive diagnosis. A person is diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms he or she has rather than the results of a specific laboratory or other type of test. Those signs and symptoms are often subtle and it takes someone with considerable experience to tell whether they are present and, if so, whether there is enough of a case to say confidently that the person has Asperger’s. It is all a matter of confidence, that is, with very few exceptions no one can say that someone else has Asperger’s only that one has a certain degree of certainty that a person does have Asperger’s. Diagnosing Asperger’s.
With this in mind, what is the actual process of finding out whether someone has Asperger’s? Other professionals may take different steps but I have a clear- cut procedure that I go through when asked to assess Asperger’s.
I first determine whether it makes reasonable sense to undertake an assessment of Asperger’s. The assessment process itself is time consuming and it can be costly. Why go through with it if there is no good reason to assume there might be some likelihood of finding the behaviors and signs of Asperger’s?
After all, you wouldn’t go to the trouble of evaluating whether you have a broken foot if, in the first place, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your foot. Screening Questionnaires: Currently there are nine screening questionnaires that are used to identify adults who may have Asperger’s. Most require the respondent to indicate whether he or she agrees with a statement related to Asperger’s.
Examples of actual statements are: I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else. The phrase, “He wears his heart on his sleeve,” does not make sense to me.
I miss my best friends or family when we are apart for a long time. It is difficult for me to understand how other people are feeling when we are talking.
I feel very comfortable with dating or being in social situations with others. I find it easy to “read between the lines” when someone is talking to me. Completing one or more of these questionnaires can identify abilities, inclinations and behavior that could be indicative of Asperger’s syndrome.
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ADHD and Crime. 2. To 4. 5% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD 1. Peer Reviewed Studies Show.
Crime & Jail Are Costly, Treatment Is Cheap. ADHD 1. 5 studies from peer- reviewed journals show. If people with ADHD are 4 to 9 times more likely to commit crimes and go to jail than non ADDers, shouldn’t every court screen for ADHD and offer diagnosis and proper treatment? The UK screens all prisoner for ADHD why don’t we? Pay to diagnose and treat ADHD now (cheap), or pay exponentially more later for crime costs and expensive jails. Costs $1. 01,0. 00 a year to keep a prisoner in a Canadian jail.
Read the excellent book ADHD and the Criminal Justice System Spinning out of Control. In this post I’ll do 4 things: 1. Go over the background of ADHD, crime and prison. Show statistics on people with ADHD who are in prison and arrests. Give excerpts of abstracts of 1. Ask you to do something.
Background of ADHD, Crime and Prison: They don’t screen for ADHD in prisons in Canada, or in the vast majority jails in the US (they might in some places I’m not sure). In the UK, police, courts and prisons tests all adult offenders for attention deficit disorder in a bid to reduce re- offending rates and cut aggressive behaviour in prisons. Research revealed a disproportionately high number of undiagnosed and untreated sufferers in the criminal justice system. We know that conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can contribute to people turning to crime,” said UK health minister Phil Hope.
We are concerned that ADHD is not understood well enough in the criminal justice system so cases go unnoticed. Most people with ADHD do not commit crimes or go to jail. There are billionaires that attribute their success to ADHD, many entrepreneurs have ADHD, there’s a MENSA ADHD special interest group with 6. I’ve coached many successful adults with ADHD including police officers. When ADHD is ignored, ADDers are more likely to accumulate comorbid or co- existing conditions. I. e., depression, anxiety, bipolar, learning disabilities, OCD, PTSD,huge rates of drug and alcohol addiction, gambling, eating disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder etc. ADHD don’t know they have it.
Some will self- medicate with negative methods; drugs, alcohol, gambling, high- risk activities, conflict, and violence. Please tell your politicians, police, and media about these studies. ADHD in children, teens, and adults, and run anti- stigma and ADHD education campaigns and start screening them in prison like the UK does. Statistics On People With ADHD Who Are In Prison And Arrests.
These are taken from the abstracts of 1. ADHD, crime, and jail from peer- reviewed journals.
I’ll cover these topics: Numbers of people with ADHD in jail. Rates of arrests and types of crime. Teens with ADHD in Jail and comorbidities / co- existing conditions. Comorbidities / co- existing conditions of adult ADHD inmates.
Some reasons why people with ADHD commit crimes. ADHD medications and crime- inverse correlation. Recommendations for change. Numbers of people with ADHD in jail. Rhode Island met criteria for childhood ADHD. Swedish study showed 4.
ADHD. The overall prevalence of ADHD in young male prisoners according to DSM- IV was 4. Half of the male prisoners in Iceland (5. ADHD in childhood. Studies show that at least 2. United States have ADHD.
Diagnosable ADHD was found to occur in 2. A significant relationship between ADHD and depression was found to exist. Rates of arrests and types of crime. Follow up study using arrest records showed significantly more people with ADHD than comparisons had been arrested (4. Follow up study using arrest records showed people with ADHD had significantly higher rates of felonies and aggressive offenses than non adders.
The ADHD symptomatic group had significantly higher rates of total, acquisitive and violent offending than other prisoners, as well as greater regular heroin use. For violent offending, ADHD symptoms were the strongest predictor followed by alcohol dependence. Hyperactive subjects had significantly higher juvenile (4. Juvenile and adult incarceration rates were also significantly higher.
Childhood conduct problems predicted later criminality,Teens with ADHD in Jail and comorbidities / co- existing conditions. Only 2 out of 3. 0 Swedish prison inmates confirmed with ADHD had received a diagnosis of ADHD during childhood. Addicted delinquents with ADHD showed worse social environment and a higher degree of psychopathology, including externalizing and internalizing behavior, compared to addicted delinquents without ADHD. Hyperactive children are at risk for both juvenile and adult criminality. The risk for becoming an adult offender is associated with conduct problems in childhood and serious antisocial behavior (repeat offending) in adolescence. Children with impulsive ADHD were more likely to commit impulsive crimes such as theft.
Screening Tools British Dyslexia Association. Screening for Dyslexia can often be conducted online and some carry a small cost from £2.
The benefit of using screening tools is that it is something that the individual can do on their own without the need for a professional qualification. A screening report can help the individual to realise their functional strengths and weaknesses helping them better understand their difficulties. The output report can also be useful to show an employer evidence of a difficulty being present and can help inform on the types of adjustment that can be considered to help a person in their role. Adult Checklist. A checklist for dyslexic adults will not provide enough information for a diagnostic assessment, but it can be very useful in promoting a better self- understanding and a pointer towards future assessment needs. The Adult Dyslexia Checklist contains questions that are predictive of dyslexia (as measured by prior diagnosis).
In order to provide the most informative checklist, scores for each answer indicate the relative importance of that question. Alongside each line you can keep a tally of your score and at the end find a total. Download the Adult Dyslexia Checklist by following this link. Please note the BDA does not endorse methods, materials, services or institutions of external organisations on this website. Mention of Organisational Members does not imply endorsement of products or services by the BDA.
Nessy Quest for Children and Young People. Covers age ranges, 5- 7, 8- 1. Nessy's Dyslexia Quest screening tool was first released in 2.
The efficacy of our app has been researched by Barry Carbol, Ph. D. and is ongoing, we welcome all feedback. Please note Dyslexia Quest screening results are not a definitive diagnosis of dyslexia but a way to identify possible areas of concern. Please click on the link to access Nessy Quest. Nessy also provide a free dyslexia test for 5 to 7 year olds called Dyslexia Test.
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The profiling package checks out the likelihood of Dyslexia and traits of other related learning difficulties, such as Dyspraxia/DCD, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The pack includes screening tools for study skills along with assessing areas such as spelling and working memory. As a result of completing Dyslexia+ Student Profiler, the student has a personalised, comprehensive report dependent on the responses that were given with guidance and practical resources delivered in different ways to suit all learning styles.*Dyslexia+ Student Profiler can be a great practical help at the start of the academic year or can be used if there is concern that more help is required. It can provide the evidence to take the first steps for further assessment if required.
An initial short questionnaire is free. The full screening package is £2. VATPlease click to access the Dyslexia+ Student Profiler. If you are not a student, you may want to choose to complete Dyslexia+ Profiler. An initial short questionnaire is free. The full screening package for this is £2.
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