I have just been emailed this questionnaire to fill in on in relation to a student that I teach. If you have a moment... read the questions. Would you score yourself 20/27 or more?
The thread subject relates to Question 14!!
Appendix II The High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)
(A score over 20 would indicate that the patient should be referred for detailed assessment).
This child stands out from other children of his/her age in the following way;
1 is old-fashioned or precocious
2 is regarded as an ‘eccentric professor’ by the other children
3 lives somewhat in a world of his/her own with restricted idiosyncratic intellectual interests
4 accumulates facts on certain subjects (good rote memory) but does not really understand the meaning
5 has a literal understanding of ambiguous and metaphoric language
6 has a deviant style of communication with a formal, fussy, ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘robot- like’ language
7 invents idiosyncratic words and expressions
8 has a different voice or speech
9 expresses sounds involuntarily; clears throat, grunts, smacks, cries or screams
10 is surprisingly good at some things and surprisingly poor at others
11 uses language freely but fails to make adjustments to fit social contexts or the needs of different listeners
12 lacks empathy
13 makes naïve and embarrassing remarks
14 has a deviant style of gaze
15 wishes to be sociable but fails to make relationships with peers
16 can be with other children but only on his/her terms
17 lacks best friend
18 lacks common sense
19 is poor at games; no idea of cooperating in a team, scores ‘own goals’
20 has clumsy, ill coordinated, ungainly, awkward movements or gestures
21 has involuntary face or body movements
22 has difficulties in completing simple daily activities because of compulsory repetition of certain actions or thoughts
23 has special routines; insists on no change
24 shows idiosyncratic attachment to objects
25 is bullied by other children
26 has markedly unusual facial expression
27 has markedly unusual posture
LOL. Find me someone in the world who doesnt have a deviant gaze. Jeez, even I score close to max on that questionaire, and I did have a look in the mirror for the deviant gaze. I don't know if I would characterise my look as deviant, but LOL.
NAS39130 said:Find me someone in the world who doesnt have a deviant gaze.
George Clooney. Or Paul Hollywood. Or Kristin Scott-Thomas. Or Judi Dench. Or... maybe I should pretend that I did not just Post this, sorry... (!)
Never apologise DC
I actually get/got 1, 2, and 6 a lot. (I was sometimes nicknamed "Doc Brown" at school - nowadays I am nicknamed "Robocop").
...Looking through the Whole thing, I only score about 12/27 though...
I have a Deviant Gaze, for sure, though: and so I usually walk looking downwards. If I did not, I would probably leave a trail of crying/trembling strangers and Police Enquiries behind me wherever I went... :-D
But you’re wonderful
Um... (Oh no! I have begun to say "Um" during "Live Chat"!!)... off topic, totally, but it may be the speed of your reply, but if you were typing a reply then I did not see that! Is it in white, now? - another thing to put upon the complaints Thread!
...Apart from that... um, Thanks. But since childhood I still have a better deviant glare than anyone else here, nerr, and if you want to argue with that then its me and you behind them bike sheds outside, there... (!)
Lastly, at school, I had a best friend, and we were both quite tall, so that was useful against "bullies" sometimes. Not much else to say after all that, here, just now...
Sounds like you had a rough time of it...but I’d like to believe that was purely down to lack of appreciation or fear of your brilliance
I certainly had - and still do - the "12. lacks empathy" and having "21. involuntary face or body movements" when it comes to my "18. lacks common sense" against the common mindset of Bullies... because I just run away... (!)
You are awesome Disambiguating Cynosure! Reading your comments lights up my day :)