Asperger's Disorder Documentation

Asperger's Disorder Documentation Requirements

Asperger's Disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by qualitative impairment in social interactions and the presence of repetitive and stereotyped behaviors, interests, and activities.

Specific documentation guidelines for Asperger's Disorder include the following:

  • General documentation guidelines listed in Appendix D of the USG Academic & Student Affairs Handbook.
  • Diagnosis and corresponding code from the most recent DSM.
  • Assessment of the following diagnostic criteria is required and evaluation results must be included:
    • Developmental history that includes evidence of Asperger's Disorder symptoms in childhood and documents the absence of clinically- significant general delay in early cognitive or language development.
    • Documentation of current qualitative impairment in social interaction.
    • Documentation of current restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
    • Assessment of broad cognitive ability and language function using standardized assessment measures with age-appropriate norms.

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