I think I must be weird
in General ASD
I can use a word in context when speaking or writing. Given a list of possible descriptions of a word I'll very often choose the right one. Comprehension skills are way above average. However if asked to describe a word I can really flounder.
I have taught many students with ADD/ADHD , dyslexia of different types, they all had totally different capabilities. I had one student who could only understand instructions after hearing them 3 times. I always applaud the psychologist who screened him and discovered that, otherwise we would have had a much tougher time. I have always preferred emphasizing the positive and not paying too much attention to what I cannot do.
My ASD female friend has a vast vocabulary but cannot express their meaning in words though she uses them in the correct context, this sounds similar firemonkey. Does this frustrate/ embarrass you?
Those are verbal tests.
It's pretty common to have learning challenges in specific areas on the spectrum and still be incredibly talented.
All my ASD students and friends have ADHD, Dyslexia or Dysgraphia, one student had all three.
Were you ever put down, berated or accused of lying when you couldn't explain what a word means? In school maybe or even later?
Think about it this way: the mere fact that you understand what you're reading and use these words correctly is actually proof you're not a fraud.
You know, I'm aware that we probably seem very different, but I actually empathise with a lot of your posts and struggles. I also get these self-doubts, especially when I feel down. My recommendation would be to try to relax for the rest of the day and if you can talk to someone who cares about you - not necessarily about this, just a short chat to hear their voice. There's nothing like a bit of validation from someone who loves you
I also perform horribly on fill-in-the-blank type questions.
It's not just me then?! I have difficulty with 'What is a type of grass being with P?' type questions . My word recall doesn't work too well at times.