Defining the Intellectual Profile of Asperger Syndrome: Comparison with High-Functioning Autism

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dc.contributor.author Ghaziuddin, Mohammad en_US
dc.contributor.author Mountain-Kimchi, Kimberly en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-11T15:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-11T15:03:46Z
dc.date.issued 2004-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ghaziuddin, Mohammad; Mountain-Kimchi, Kimberly; (2004). "Defining the Intellectual Profile of Asperger Syndrome: Comparison with High-Functioning Autism." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 34(3): 279-284. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/44623> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0162-3257 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-3432 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/44623
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=15264496&dopt=citation en_US
dc.description.abstract Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder of early childhood characterized by autistic social deficits, subtle communication impairment, and excessive isolated interests. There is no history of language delay or of mental retardation. Despite its increasing popularity as a distinct condition, its diagnostic validity remains uncertain. It is still unclear to what extent AS differs from autism with normal intelligence sometimes referred to as high-functioning autism (HFA). However, some reports have suggested that persons with AS possess a distinct profile on tests of intelligence characterized by a high verbal IQ and a low performance IQ, whereas in most cases with HFA, the pattern is reversed. Since few studies have directly compared AS subjects with HFA controls using unmodified diagnostic criteria and standardized measures of assessment, in this report we compared 22 AS subjects with 12 HFA controls, matched on age, sex and level of intelligence. As a group, subjects with AS showed a higher verbal IQ and higher scores on information and vocabulary subtests than those with HFA. However, scores of several AS and HFA subjects showed a mixed pattern. Implications of these findings are discussed in the context of the validity of Asperger Syndrome. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers; Plenum Publishing Corporation ; Springer Science+Business Media en_US
dc.subject.other Asperger Syndrome en_US
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_US
dc.subject.other Validity Studies en_US
dc.subject.other Psychology en_US
dc.subject.other Pediatrics en_US
dc.subject.other Developmental Psychology en_US
dc.subject.other Neuropsychology en_US
dc.subject.other Autism en_US
dc.subject.other Neuropsychology en_US
dc.title Defining the Intellectual Profile of Asperger Syndrome: Comparison with High-Functioning Autism en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Public Health en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Social Work en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Psychology en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Psychiatry en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Pediatrics en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0390, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0390, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 15264496 en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/44623/1/10803_2004_Article_486213.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:JADD.0000029550.19098.77 en_US
dc.identifier.source Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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