POST-TEST 1

READ THIS VIGNETTE AND THEN ENTER YOUR SCORES ON THE RIGHT

An eight-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, sits down in your office.  He immediately stands up to get a closer look at a small clock on your desk.  He looks at you and then, as he points to the clock, asks you if the clock comes with roman numerals.  His mother tells you that he is very interested in numbers on clocks, calendars and roman numerals.  He makes sustained eye contact with you for more than 3 seconds; he tells you about his school, how many children are in his classroom, and what he likes to do during recess.  He speaks using an unvaried and odd intonation, yet he takes his turn and stays on topic in your conversation with him about his school.  At the end of the conversation he starts talking about roman numerals again.  His mother tells you that he cannot tolerate labels on his clothing and only wears silk undershirts.  He has no compulsive-like repetitive behaviors and no insistence on routines.  There is no report of motor stereotypy or delayed/immediate echolalia but his mother reports that he sometimes uses overly formal language (stereotyped speech) such as “Oh dear me!” or “Indeed”.  You don’t observe the overly formal language during the exam.  There is no report of high pain threshold. 

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