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I had six hours of what they referred to as psychometric testing a few weeks back. I will soon be receiving the results. Some of this testing was a typical questionnaire, 580 questions to be exact. This was the portion of which I understand the purpose. A large portion of the test however was mathematics, memory and pattern recognition. I realize that this portion is testing cognition but I am at a loss as to why they are testing my cognition. I mentioned nothing in regard to a problem with my brain as to it's ability to get the job done. Does anyone know why they would test cognitive function, especially after they had already interviewed me? My wife was present for some of these interviews and I had asked her if I had behaved in a way that would provoke them to see the need. She said I looked at the psychologist why my typical "thousand yard stare". Her words, not mine. I guess I am unaware that I do this.... By the way, this test was supervised throughout and I was not allowed a...
I was a very young 18 year old, when I realised that if I did not stop loving the parents, I would not survive and I somehow achieved this.
I have only limited contact with two siblings now and that is becaus they finally see the light and appear to be on my side.
Anyway, the reason I post, is because it quickly became obvious to me, that this stance is rare to take; that many, no matter how evil family members have been, see that the ties are too tight and yet, to me, justice is tighter.
I was surprised on coming here, to find that many aspies have done the same as me and wonder if it is due having aspergers, that actually helps to be less, how to put it? Sentimental?
I am actually glad if this is so, because I cannot fathom being around cruel people.
I've got a referral to a psychiatrist though I am sure it will be awhile before I have an appointment. I don't really know what to expect. I know that psychologists differ from psychiatrists in terms of treatment, essentially talk or behaviour therapy vs medication, but what about the methods of diagnosis? Please share anything you know or have experienced with an autism diagnosis via psychiatrist.
It has been highlighted in the last few days that the DVLA guidance on autism was changed in late 2018, but no-one was told until a young man, who's mother happens to run an autism charity, was interviewed by police after they had received a complaint that he had been "driving whilst autistic". The young man in question holds a full, clean license and no further action was taken at this time.
Enquiries are currently under way as to whether there has been a genuine change in the way DVLA & the courts view autism, or there has been a dreadful error.
(for non UK members - DVLA = Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority)
I have a friend who has autism. She likes to take all of her toys out of the plastic bins they're in and put them on the floor every once in a while. When asked to clean up, she is compliant. She doesn't take the toys out of the bin out of anger, but more methodically. Today, she took out all of her toys/books from her shelves and put them on her bed. This isn't the first time this has happened. Does anyone have any explanation as to why she did that?
I don't look at people's faces for very long, only enough to gauge their 'on the surface' moods. So, often I miss the difference between a genuine smile and a fake one. If I really want to know, I will look intently for a real smile. The sort that a child has, before society enacts it's toll on the individual.
Ever noticed how there are basically two types of smiles: a genuine smile and a fake one?
This distinction has been of interest to researchers for quite sometime now. In fact, the genuine smile has a name. It's called the "Duchenne smile," named after the French physician Guillaume Duchenne, who studied the physiology of facial expressions in the nineteenth century.
The Duchenne smile involves both voluntary and involuntary contraction from two muscles: the zygomatic major (raising the corners of the mouth) and the orbicularis oculi (raising the cheeks and producing crow's feet around the eyes).
A fake smile or, as I like...
All my life, l look at older people and think, omg, l can be alone and relax now that l am pleasantly older. But l find that people seem to disrespectful of this. Woman and men seem not understand that we are wired differently, and social to us is good as standing around other people in a store line, then we fulifilled our social needs for the day. What dilemas do you face re: interpretation of your spectrum social needs?
Our daughter was just diagnosed with autism this week by children behavior doctor. She will be 4 this months. The main symptom that bothered us to request appointment is speech delay for her age. We noticed recently that she speaks much less than 1 year ago. Her development was normal until 3-3.5 y.o. and she was speaking short sentences before 3.5 but now she rarery says a word. Would you please tell us does it common for autism to suddenly appear after 3 years?
So I have been especially tormented and anxious this week, which has led to a troubling development-
I've been a non-drinker my whole life, but this last week I discovered that the booze actually makes the bad feelings go away.
This is plainly Not Good, so please share with me some healthier ideas. I like to cuddle my soft toys, chew on things, and take a lot of naps. I sometimes find that a dose of antihistamine helps - when it doesn't just give me a bad tummy.
Healthy habit suggestions, please?
Hello, been wanting to ask this question for so long.
If, you move to a foreign country,
in which its level is 'poorer' than your own home country:
with foreign languages that you don't know (everyday hearing your juniors in the office speaking loudly in the foreign language for hours! making you stress everyday. Cant communicate well when going to the shop. feel like cannot go anywhere);
with less beneficial transportation than what you're used to (poor public transportation -bus schedule unknown, not on time, not all places covered by public transportation. if driving - traffic jam for 1~2 hours for supposedly 30-min drive);
with less beneficial surrounding (you used to walk no walking/jogging path, no café to do work from laptop within walking distance, no interesting bookshop in walking distance)
with less satisfactory job than what you got in your own home country (you could only get 1/6 from the salary you got in your home country, and not much job in your field. if in...
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