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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The 'eyes' test- ToM ?

 Post subject: Re: The 'eyes' test- ToM ?
Posted: 01 Jan 2018, 9:48 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 265


I got 27. I think this test would be much better if there were just a single, long list of the possible emotions, from which one would choose an answer for each question. Having to choose from only four options means that often one can arrive at an answer by a process of elimination of the obviously...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need help. Can a formr

 Post subject: Re: Need help. Can a formr
Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 8:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 192


I just realized that I UTTERLY butchered the title since I was posting on mobile. It was meant to be "Is it possible for a former compulsive liar to be an aspie?" lol Ah, that is a useful clarification! It also makes it still the more remarkable, that you could manage such a long posting ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Too many extra curricular activities for kids

Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 9:20 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 437


I once had corn flakes with orange drink as the milk.....yuck! I did that too! I have a psychological aversion to milk (they used to make us drink it at school , and it made me feel sick every day), and I experimented with alternative liquids on the cornflakes, because they are a bit dry just by th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: More about my situation.

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 5:28 am 

Replies: 504
Views: 5,657


EzraS wrote:
I don't comprehend the idea of school being some kind of dreamy utopia. To me it's always meant hard work in often unfavorable conditions.


I think school is only ever a dreamy utopia in retrospect, seen from many years down the road. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Endless interrupting

 Post subject: Re: Endless interrupting
Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 9:14 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 415


I've never been able to figure out how it is that if a group of people are talking together, there seems to be some kind of hidden understanding which means that some people in the group are able to say what they want to say without interruptions, while others (myself included) are rarely allowed to...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Irritating software changes

Posted: 25 Nov 2017, 8:33 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 729


After a foolish foray with an iMac, I was trying to get back up to speed on PCs with Win7. Even though I had a legit used HP laptop, I couldn't get a software patch on-line. While I was waiting for a disk to arrive in the mail, I decided to try Linux. In 2 days I had everything I wanted running, af...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Irritating software changes

Posted: 25 Nov 2017, 5:39 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 729


I just did a re-boot, and apparently a Firefox update kicked in, because I got a notice saying it is "all new" and "Intuitive." I intuit that I can't find my bookmarks and will have to re-organize them. I find this infuriating. "Go for a tour" they say - all I want is ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory Perception Quotient

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 8:05 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,489


I've sent an email through the aspietests site this morning to see what rationale they used for the scoring. Perhaps they will be able to explain how they set it up and why, or if the scoring is in fact wrong maybe they can fix it. Did you ever hear back from the aspietests site? For fun, I tried t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory Perception Quotient

Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 8:07 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,489


Rescoring using the proper scheme described in the original paper, I got 88. That compares with an average of 97.5 for ASD males, and 110.06 for control males. It is a pity that the person who implemented the online SPQ test evidently used some completely haphazard scoring scheme that bears no relat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do I have Asperger's?

 Post subject: Re: Do I have Asperger's?
Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 5:31 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 866


Your situation sounds very similar to mine. I had one friend when growing up, possibly two depending on what counts as a friend. And that was really only because of a common interest in electronics. My bedroom when I was growing up was basically a laboratory, and I spent almost all my free time when...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised (RAADS-R)

Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 7:13 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 912


I've wondered the exact same thing. I stumbled upon the aspietests website a few months ago when it first occurred to me that Asperger's describes me pretty well. I signed up for the site, and identified as not having ASD. I then proceeded to take the tests and score well over threshold for all the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you feel about dentists?

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 639


When I was growing up there were two recurring visits that I dreaded; the dentist and the hairdresser. Now, decades later, the dentist has got better (because they now use anaesthetics) and now my dread of hairdressers outweighs my dread of dentists. For the simple reason that you can't be expected ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory Perception Quotient

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 9:36 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,489


I just started taking the questionnaire, and I think it's complete garbage! The questions do not translate to sensory issues whatsoever, in my opinion. I have quite severe sensory issues, and virtually none of them are being tested by this questionnaire. Furthermore, most of the questions are very ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory Perception Quotient

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 7:49 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,489


If I were creating a test for sensitivity, I would create different sections for each of the senses. So that if you highly sensitive to light but undersensitive to sound the two would not cancel each other out. I would also give different scores for a strong or a minor response. I would probably us...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory Perception Quotient

Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 11:26 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,489


I went through each question and hit “disagree” for all of them and it still gave me a score of 46. That, at least, is reasonable! That means that they have avoided "response bias." The questions have presumably been designed so that in half of them the high-sensory-sensitivity response c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory Perception Quotient

Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 9:25 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,489


I just started taking the questionnaire, and I think it's complete garbage! The questions do not translate to sensory issues whatsoever, in my opinion. I have quite severe sensory issues, and virtually none of them are being tested by this questionnaire. Furthermore, most of the questions are very ...
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