On the way home today I heard an inverview on the radio with Dr. Temple Grandin, the author of Animals in Translation, Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. The interview itself was fascinating overall, but at some point they touched on Asperger Syndrome and some of its traits. Worried that I myself may have Asperger Syndrome, though not to an extent that I cannot function normally, I decided to do some research on AS and found a test on OKCupid! (They have quizzes for everything.) While not any sort of definitive questionnaire and therefore no concrete conclusion should be inferred from the test itself, I figured it was a good starting point to determine whether or not I should research further.
Below is my score on the Autism-Spectrum Quotient and a little more information on the AQ and who developed it.
Result: 38. Your score isn”t an achievement, it just is.
|Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge”s Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger”s report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. You scored 32 or above. Do with that what you will.|
|My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
|Link: The Asperger”s Syndrome Test written by beachbummer on , home of the 32-Type Dating Test|