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    Hello all,

    I am currently in the process of getting a diagnosis for potential Asperger Syndrome. Would anyone be able to tell me what the process will involve?

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    It will involve a talk with a psychiatrist who will also want to talk to your parents.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    It will involve a talk with a psychiatrist who will also want to talk to your parents.
    Do you what this talk will be likely to include?
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    Do you what this talk will be likely to include?
    Your childhood, mostly. They will also see how you interact. They will also ask about your interests.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Your childhood, mostly. They will also see how you interact. They will also ask about your interests.
    Would it just be an informal chat or would it involve taking a written test?
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    (Original post by Maths465Man)
    Would it just be an informal chat or would it involve taking a written test?
    It shouldn't involve a written test, it will almost certainly be more like a chat - that's my experience (I have a child with an ASD diagnosis).
    You might find this useful:
    http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagn...s/process.aspx
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    It will involve a talk with a psychiatrist.

    They will ask you about your childhood, family history with things such as mental illness and other conditions or diagnoses, how you interacted with others your age, your learning milestones (specifically whether these were delayed) and your behaviour and responses to certain stimulus, i.e. touch, sound, and so on. They will also whether you have any obsessive or unusual interests or behaviours, how you interpret other peoples' actions and behaviours, how you socialise with others, and whether you have any difficulties.

    They'll fill out a workbook with your answers as you speak, but you won't. You don't complete any written tests, it's just a discussion about you, really. You may want to find out beforehand from your parents or guardians if possible about your learning milestones. Parents or guardians don't have to be present with you at the assessment -- you can have them there, but you can also do it yourself.

    Afterwards they will file a report. If you need support for University (i.e. DSA) then you should ask the psychiatrist to write you a letter, which will be addressed to your GP. Getting a letter is faster than getting the report, which can take I believe up to two weeks. Depending on the outcome they may offer you one or more follow up sessions.

    Edit: Source is myself. Had one about a month ago.
 
 
 
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