I'm really hoping someone can help me?
A difference between VIQ and PIQ of as much as 17 standard score points(in favour of former) is relatively uncommon and would be found in only about 10% of the population.
Hi mummytosix! I also have this what we call a verbal-performance gap, I believe. my performance IQ is also more than 20 points lower. One of my nephews, who hasn't got a formal diagnosis but seems very typically aspergers has the gap the other way round (he has very good mathematical ability but has real verbal issues, slow to put things in to words). So I guess the gap can go both ways?I also had one therapist tell me I had NLD. I think I was told that NLD is a more neurological diagnosis whereas ASD is a more behavioural diagnosis (but I might be wrong). and that very many people with ASD have NLD. A bit like we also can have dyspraxia and ADHD with ASD. I think it is important this gap, because it causes great frustration and misunderstanding. Like for me: I am good at talking, but I find it very hard to DO and plan stuff (very poor executive function). I got a LOT of criticism at school, for being sloppy, untidy, forgetful, not doing stuff, not being able to do arts and crafts, or sports (spatial insight !) . So people think I am lazy. People think my desk is untidy because I want an untidy desk or can't be bothered. Whereas my nephew is excellent at seeing how to do things, how to make things is an expert at following tedious lego instructions and can build intricate model planes but he has a really hard time talking about it.So yes, I think these verbal-performance gaps are a very important part of these issues. Everyone with ASD is quite different though.
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I agree. I suspect like I said that those in the general population who have this anonoly are probably just not diagnosed.
Besides I don't take everything professionals say too seriously.
The EP who tested me said he'd never have guessed that I had ADHD :O
Well you wouldn't would you my lovely because I'd just popped 40mg of Lisdexamfetamine before you met me so I was firing on all cylinders, locked and loaded!
he he ;)