If you have ever wondered if your child needs Asperger’s neuropsychological testing, chances are you would benefit from seeing Dr. Shifrin. Many parents feel as though they may be overreacting, especially if their doctor has told them that everything is fine. But even if your child isn’t ultimately diagnosed with Aspergers, there could be something else you can learn from the testing. Ask yourself if any of these eight signs sound like your child:
- Your child rarely interacts with other people by choice, or if they do, the interactions are awkward or inappropriate. It’s hard for them to make friends.
- Your child’s conversations and actions seem very self-centered. It never even seems to cross their mind to ask about someone else.
- Your child struggles with one, some, or all of the following: writing, spelling, reading, or math. Their grades in one area may be dismal compared to their grades in other areas.
- Your child has an obsession with something that seems complex for their age, such as music, intricate patterns, or a scientific topic. They retain large amounts of information on this topic, in a way that seems overly mature for their age.
- Your child often speaks in a way that seems to be robotic or scripted. They may even repeat quotes from movies or other media instead of forming unique replies in conversation.
- Your child has a lot of awkward moments every day. Their mannerisms and behaviors are just odd, and it results in them having moments of clumsiness or awkwardness.
- Your child’s language skills seem at times both immature and overly mature. They may have lower-than-average comprehension ability, but their vocabulary may seem above average. For example, they may understand and use large words regularly, but they may struggle to understand the meaning of a metaphoric phrase, like “It’s raining cats and dogs”.
These are eight of the most common signs of autism, in addition to having what many parents describe a a lack of “common sense”. Some children may display just one of these to a very strong extent. Others may display many of these, but only mildly. There are many ways that a child could display these and other symptoms. The only way to know for sure if these behaviors are related to Aspergers is to have Aspergers neuropsychological testing in Montclair, NJ. Contact Dr. Joshua Shifrin office at 123-966-0309 to schedule an appointment or to learn more. You can connect with them on Google+ for more updates!