What questions do they ask partners for diagnosis?

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leniwhite
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08 Nov 2016, 4:23 am

I can identify with most of the female aspie traits, but I wondered what partners are asked about during assessment because my husband's perception of me seems to quite often be the opposite of how i feel I am...



ArielsSong
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08 Nov 2016, 9:15 am

My husband was just able to answer each question that I was asked. Once I'd said my bit, he was able to add to it. He wasn't specifically asked questions.

I found it very useful. He remembered, or thought about, a lot of things that I missed out. If I was asked a question and responded to the exact question I was asked, he was able to think about similar things that I hadn't considered. For example, I was asked if I had any 'issues surrounding certain foods' and I said that I didn't. He pointed out that I couldn't drink water. I hadn't thought of it because I was asked about food, not drink, but it opened up a new line of conversation.

There were definitely some bits that my husband got wrong, but they picked up on that during the assessment. As an example here, he commented how I struggle with things because I'm very 'big picture' and don't pay attention to the details. The truth is, there are too many details and I don't know which ones I need to focus on in which order. But the lady doing my assessment took what he said and clarified it with me before moving on - she recognised the issue I was facing, even though my husband saw it differently.

I definitely didn't feel like there was any point, during my assessment, where my husband spoke independently of me and what he said was immediately written down. It was always with a chance for me to explain things myself, and correct anything that wasn't quite right.



leniwhite
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08 Nov 2016, 3:19 pm

Thanks for replying,

That's interesting about the 'big picture' vs small details - I have the same issue of seeing far too many details actually