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Asperger's syndrome: A case diagnosed in late adolescence

Gilmore, Linda & Hayes, Alan (1996) Asperger's syndrome: A case diagnosed in late adolescence. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1(3), pp. 431-439.

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Abstract

The case is presented of a 17 yr old boy with a recent diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome. Despite displaying a characteristic pattern of deficits in cognitive, social and behavioral functioning, isolated cognitive skills and a remarkable ability for calendar calculation, this boy was not diagnosed during childhood. Coexisting skills and impairments were explored through a description of developmental history and current functioning. The article considers the reasons for the disorder not being identified during childhood and discusses the case-study findings in relation to current issues about the prevalence of Asperger's syndrome, the difficulties of diagnosis and essential diagnostic criteria.

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ID Code: 4315
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: l.gilmore@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, 17 yr old male adolescent
DOI: 10.1177/1359104596013010
ISSN: 1461-7021
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 25 May 2006
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:16

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