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autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:24 pm
by blachanc
If you have 5 minutes please report the score from this quiz (purely for fun):

Autism / Asperger's Screening Quiz

Code: Select all

They claim that If you scored:
 34 - up  Autism likely
 30 - 33   Possible autism
   0 - 29     No autism
I got the idea of creating this poll on the PI forum, just to get a feel of the PI community.

I have a 8 years old who is autistic, and recently, I saw many threads where
few replies reminded me of the tone my son can use (the age is meaningless here).

For the ones who doe not deal with autistic people:
They can sound very rude/impolite/insensitive, but that does not mean that they feel nothing, on the contrary.
You just need to keep smiling ;)

Ben


PS: it take 6 hours for a team of 5 specialists to TAG someone as autistic or not. So please do the quiz for fun only.

edit: dooh, I lost 5 results by editing the post... :oops:

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:52 am
by blachanc
hum,

I am unable to get a 50, even when I try to think like my kid.


47 120215
48 040615
59 010715
64 071015
74 140216
76 140516

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:27 am
by simplesi
I think that quiz is wrong - it says I'm not on any spectrum and we all know that isn't right :)

Simon

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:21 pm
by blachanc
simplesi wrote:I think that quiz is wrong - it says I'm not on any spectrum and we all know that isn't right :)

Simon
this is the worst part:
when you are denied of your own particularities :lol:

to add more to the denial, I never detected anything from your posts ;)

ben

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:40 pm
by DrDominodog51
I somehow managed to get 0. That's actually a shocker.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:52 pm
by DougieLawson
I managed to get a score of 40, I'm not surprised at all.

But, I had a terrible struggle choosing between 34-40 or 40-49 on the poll on here.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:04 am
by blachanc
DougieLawson wrote:I managed to get a score of 40, I'm not surprised at all.

But, I had a terrible struggle choosing between 34-40 or 40-49 on the poll on here.
Dougie, you have a natural talent to detect the flaws wherever there is one ;)

I cannot redo the poll without loosing all the previous results.
soo, you need to choose between a weak 40 or a strong 40 :oops:

Ben

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:30 pm
by dan3008
I got 33, and i'm dyslexic/dispraxic, so yeh, I'm on the lower end of the autistic spectrum and seems a fair representation.

I dont like the fact it says "suffer from an autistic spectrum disorder" i think thats way to medicalised language, but me and my wife are both advocates of the social model of dissability

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:08 am
by blachanc
dan3008 wrote: I dont like the fact it says "suffer from an autistic spectrum disorder" i think thats way to medicalised language, but me and my wife are both advocates of the social model of dissability
It all depends on how affected (different from the mob) someone his.

In my son case, he suffer from:
1) the fact that he is less invited to birthday parties, because he is too rigid. "it make no sense to unwrap a gift with winter gloves".
2) the fact that he gets frustrated when he is sure of something and lacks the ability to question his vision; do not understand why people do not see things like his way; and get sad when he see people are upset at him.

so, sad but true he suffers from autism, but it is getting better as he is getting older.

Ben

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:09 am
by duberry
blachanc wrote:It all depends on how affected ...
Im (AFIK) not afected by autism . ,... but im real intrested in the power of lables , because they have afected every single aspect of my life every day ( and understan that few if any other ppl will )

as you saaay
PS: it take 6 hours for a team of 5 specialists to TAG someone as autistic or not. So please do the quiz for fun only.

Iv held my breth and not replyed that even if " 5 specialists TAG someone" its ONLY their THEORY , as with deilexia , or any other theory of Category's !!

"profetional's" and "specialists" alike
to quote mos def "mathmatics"
This is business, no faces just lines and statistics
from your phone, your zip code, to S-S-I digits
The system break man child and women into figures
Two columns for who is, and who ain't
....

sorry for hijacking (their-forum /ur-topic) abit ,
but in my view the power of lables is an (almost)incurable debilitating condition all society suffers from to some extent..
and for what its worth all the best to you self and familia.

PS i didnt take the test because im unwilling (even for fun) to submit :|
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Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:09 am
by blachanc
wow, this thread is taking a dark color...

I did no mean to stir anyones feelings, or put salt on wounds. If I did, I sincerely apologize.

Truth is, from my standpoint, the LABEL for my son got was a benediction, as it unlocked specialized ressources/support/understanding.

My son is happier now than before, because specialists helped him develop tools to progress on this alien planet :lol:
But I can understand that experience can vary for different individuals.

What I am reading here reminds me of the controversy regarding hearing aid implants.
Many non-hearing people claim that they are doing fine without them, and that they are different, not handicap.

then you see a non hearing mom burst into tears once she starts earing her baby voice for the first time.

very though to pick a side...

Ben

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:29 am
by Richard-TX
I got a 34. After reading about dyspraxia, I am border line that too. The real bear is my numeric dyslexia. It is so bad at times that I will hear phone numbers told to me wrong. It also explains why I flunked algebra II - twice. I could get the formulas just fine but would hose up the addition or subtraction at the end. Since teachers are only looking for the right answer, I would get 0 for a page and a half of work. Letters, words, etc, are never a problem. Some days are good, other days are not so good and still other days are horrid.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:01 am
by N3tguru
Great discussion. I tend to avoid forum discussions on the topic because it's usually people casting doubts on diagnosis or validity of screening etc. I basically took the quiz twice in my head, comparing my PDDNOS son's tendencies and my own.

Thanks for creating the poll!

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:13 pm
by dan3008
Richard-TX wrote: The real bear is my numeric dyslexia.
I recently read a paper on that, Discalcula is what a lot of processionals are calling it now

coincidentally, I'm the exact opposite. Some days i cant read a thing.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:00 pm
by duberry
blachanc wrote:I did no mean to stir anyones feelings, or put salt on wounds. If I did, I sincerely apologize.
no need at all . I just (sometimes;-) think and experience lables used to add (unneeded) authority to ideas (often ones i [ fool that i am] think should be called into question )

My most direct/anoying exprence of this is my school's use of set's to groupe pupils .
While it was "fun" in some of the low sets , with (my) ppl who seamed to share some of my views on authority , neuropsychopharmacology and ethnobotany . I just cant help thinking (perhaps naively ) things could have been more beneficial had they been different. Even if the only diffrence was the school "manned up / grow some balls"(i-jest) and admitted this idea of set's are a theory :roll:

I hear things are getting better everyone-starts-with-an-a

Anyways i found this ( abit more on topic ... who knows perhaps your direct insights could add something missing in the current theory ?!!!? ).

Cognitive theories of autism
Introduction and the history of cognitive theories of autism
Three cognitive theories have dominated psychological research into autism. This article
considers these theories by describing the research which gave life to them, studies which
resulted in them being changed, and those which resulted in them being specified more
clearly. The paper provides a history of each theory and so reveals how and why they have
evolved. It also tackles the issues of specificity, uniqueness, and universality: (1) does autism
arise from a domain-specific factor or are multiple factors involved? (2) Is the factor
unique to the disorder or is it also involved in other developmental disorders? (3) Is the
factor (or factors) found in every individual with autism or just in the majority?
https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/twiki/pub/ECH ... ll2007.pdf

hope that is a bit more legible ? ;) comunication (over distance) with symbols often seams alittle lacking to me. :mrgreen:

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:15 am
by blachanc
duberry wrote:
Cognitive theories of autism
Introduction and the history of cognitive theories of autism
Three cognitive theories have dominated psychological research into autism. This article
considers these theories by describing the research which gave life to them, studies which
resulted in them being changed, and those which resulted in them being specified more
clearly. The paper provides a history of each theory and so reveals how and why they have
evolved. It also tackles the issues of specificity, uniqueness, and universality: (1) does autism
arise from a domain-specific factor or are multiple factors involved? (2) Is the factor
unique to the disorder or is it also involved in other developmental disorders? (3) Is the
factor (or factors) found in every individual with autism or just in the majority?
https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/twiki/pub/ECH ... ll2007.pdf

hope that is a bit more legible ? ;) comunication (over distance) with symbols often seams alittle lacking to me. :mrgreen:
glad to hear back from you on this thread

Thank you for the link,

I read the document in diagonal (friday 11 pm is not the best time to read tech stuff ;) ), but I will read it carefully over the weekend.

ben

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:42 am
by glossywhite
I have official documentation from "C.L.A.S.S.":

http://www.autismresearchcentre.com/clinics


...to approve my usage of the wonderful gifts and insights God gave me, seen in a limited human capacity as a "syndrome", and put into a neat little box for other people to peer into with wonderment and bewilderment. :D

I'd take the quiz, but I don't see how it would affect or mean anything; please tell me if I've missed the point - sometimes I do (and sometimes I do it intentionally to catch people out :lol:)

God bless you, thanks :)

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:15 am
by SteveSpencer
Hmm. I scored 32, which seems a little low, based on evaluations I have had.

I have a certain amount of experience of autism. My eldest son (now in his thirties) was diagnosed at 4 years old. Since then, he has gone on to live independently, is an accomplished musician, and I would say, enjoys his life. Most of this is due in no small part to the determination of his mother to ensure that he was happy, and that had the best help she could find. Without the National Autistic Society, and the local group, it would have been much harder. In the intervening time, things have improved for people with diagnoses, and more support is available for parents.

People who know me well will be surprised at my score, I suspect. The pedant in me means I double-check my posts here (and elsewhere) so that I try not to offend anyone unintentionally (but see my signature for details....). High-function sociopath is probably closer in my case. :)

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:54 am
by mahjongg
hmm, i'm known to be a "picture thinker" (two of my nieces are also picture thinkers, it runs in the family), and its normally thought of as being a "autistic spectrum disorder", but in this test I scored remarkably low for autism!

Being a "picture thinker" is a well recognized condition now in the Netherlands, and children actually are routinely tested for it at schools nowadays, and receive special care, but in many other countries (like the US) its existence is in dispute, and its mixed up with something that 60% of the population have to some degree. :(

if you want to read up about picture thinking, i would recommend reading (translated) Dutch literature, like that frome here: http://www.stichtingbeelddenken.nl

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:19 pm
by BMS Doug
I scored 34, I wasn't always sure whether my answers were accurate or just my perspective of the answer.

I know I have a tendancy to become obsessive over things and notice details that can irritate others when pointed out.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:40 am
by blachanc
mahjongg wrote:hmm, i'm known to be a "picture thinker" (two of my nieces are also picture thinkers, it runs in the family), and its normally thought of as being a "autistic spectrum disorder", but in this test I scored remarkably low for autism!

Being a "picture thinker" is a well recognized condition now in the Netherlands, and children actually are routinely tested for it at schools nowadays, and receive special care, but in many other countries (like the US) its existence is in dispute, and its mixed up with something that 60% of the population have to some degree. :(

if you want to read up about picture thinking, i would recommend reading (translated) Dutch literature, like that frome here: http://www.stichtingbeelddenken.nl
Did you ever see "thinking in picture movie" ?
If you ignore the "girl movie side" (sorry ladies), it can be fascinating. I gave a LEGAL copy to the regular school where my son is, and most of the teachers(all grades) where very impressed by the movie.

That being said, I do not believe my son is a strong picture thinker, but maybe I am wrong. They do not check for this in Canada.

wikipedia Visual_thinking

Ben

PS: We had a blast at work with this quiz.
PS2;I Forgot to mention that I scored two. (I am considered a bit extroverted)

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:45 pm
by LetHopeItsSnowing
Im a 9.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:06 am
by Malman35
blachanc wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:I managed to get a score of 40, I'm not surprised at all.

But, I had a terrible struggle choosing between 34-40 or 40-49 on the poll on here.
Dougie, you have a natural talent to detect the flaws wherever there is one ;)

I cannot redo the poll without loosing all the previous results.
soo, you need to choose between a weak 40 or a strong 40 :oops:

Ben
I laughed a lot when I read that :lol: I got 17. My younger brother has autism. ;)

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:06 pm
by solar3000
Raspberry Pi, a bunch of autistics...har har har...

I got a: 42. What a loser.

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:49 am
by solar3000
bertwert wrote:
solar3000 wrote:Raspberry Pi, a bunch of autistics...har har har...

I got a: 42. What a loser.
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