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Does my son have Aspergers?

Ok so my 7 yr old son was tested in school by a pshychologist before he turned 7 and i just got the paper results a few days ago, and it said he has been "diagnosed to "likely" have Asperger's Syndrome and his behavior is consistent with a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Delay, not otherwised specified. As, such, it is the diagnostic impression of the examiner that he could be considered a student with Autism" <--does that mean he has Asperger's Syndrome for sure? "he was administered by the Bender Gestalt II Motor Test. He yielded a score which places him in the 0-25th percentile when compared with agemates suggesting a weakness in the area of visual motorskills" It also says "The Asperger Syndrome Quotient is 94 (st. Sc.) and the percentile for Asperger Quotient is 30% so what do you think? when i looked up all the Asperger Symptoms, he matches a majority of them.
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242606 tn?1243782648
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The diagnosis of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder such as Asperger's Disorder is made on the basis of clinical symptoms. So, based solely on the test results that you mention I would not conclude that he displays Asperger's Disorder. That is not to sat he does not display the condition, just that I would have to know in detail what his symptom picture is so that it can be measured against the diagnostic criteria.
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His symptoms are: He does repetitive actions, he mimicks things and people, he doesn't pay attention, he's very easily distracted, he don't like loud sounds(he says they distract him) he spaces out alot, he don't keep eye contact, he dont hold or start conversations, he insists his friends hate him and he says he would rather play alone and that he likes to play alone, he's very loud speaking, doesn't sleep easy at night, he's not easily social with new people, he freaks out when anyone sings the happy birthdya song to him, he doesn't understand emotions, i told him his dog had died (expecting him to cry) but it didnt phase him, he was more interested in death and asking questions, rather than being upset and he said "mama it dont make me sad" and his grandfather died and i was crying and he didnt seem phased by it at all. He always has me tear the tags of his shirt cause they make him uncomfortable, he dont like wearing socks, he still doesnt know how to tie his own shoes, or ride a bike without training wheels and still doesnt know how to bathe himself. He's had tons of complainsts about him from the school about how he doesnt stay focused, he fidgits, touches things, randomly gets from his desk and starts staring at things, talks to himself, makes noises, doesnt respond to people, ect ect
242606 tn?1243782648
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
He likely displays a number of conditions, among them a likely PDD-spectrum disorder. It would clarify things if he underwent a thorough developmental evaluation - this will result in a determination of his staus in the various spheres of development (cognitive, motor, social, emotional).

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