A new study finds that traditional intelligence testing may be underestimating the capabilities of individuals displaying an autism spectrum disorder.
Traditionally, autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s syndrome, have generally been associated with uneven intellectual profiles and impairment.
However, a new study of Asperger individuals published in the online journal PLoS ONE, suggests specialized testing are needed for this special population.
Researchers discovered Asperger’s individuals’ scores are much higher when they are evaluated by a test called Raven’s Progressive Matrices, which encompasses reasoning, novel problem-solving abilities, and high-level abstraction.
By comparison, scores for non-Asperger’s individuals are much more consistent across different tests. Interestingly, Asperger participants’ performance on Raven’s Matrices was associated with their strongest peaks of performance on the traditional Wechsler.
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