How many total points on checklist for a significant problem?

by Dan
(Morton Grove, IL, US)

Chess is a huge passion of mine!

Chess is a huge passion of mine!

The checklist itself is great, but there's no "point ranges" for different levels of the disorder. How am I supposed to know how far away I am from average, and whether I should consider testing and/or treatment? Thanks!

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Jan 14, 2011
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It depends.
by: Melinda

Since everyone is different, and every day is different for everyone with this disorder...there is no way to have an exact check list. Like stated on this page earlier "Inconsistency is a hallmark of every neurological dysfunction."

I will never be able to ride a bike. I can sometimes use a skateboard, but that's only if my body/senses are allowing me to have balance that day. It really does depend.

I would have to say in general, if you want to know if you have this disorder. Ask yourself some questions like "Do people misunderstand me often?" or "Why does everything have to be so difficult?" or "Will I ever be 100% comfortable?" If you ask these questions, and maybe got at least half the symptoms on some lists. If you feel like your everyday life is affected by your senses, than yes. The checklist is kind of a guide line for people to know what they/their child is experiencing and that they are not alone and in fact do have a problem. If you answered a handful in a few categories, it is possible. Only you can decide if it's worth seeing an OT.

(I'm not anyone from this site, just a person who lives with this disorder and has read enough to know basic understanding.)

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