publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)--adolescent version

Baron-Cohen, Simon; Hoekstra, Rosa A.; Knickmeyer, Rebecca; Wheelwright, Sally;
  • Published: 22 Mar 2006
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) quantifies autistic traits in adults. This paper adapted the AQ for children (age 9.8-15.4 years). Three groups of participants were assessed: Group 1: n=52 adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA); Group 2: n=79 adolescents with classic autism; and Group 3, n=50 controls. The adolescents with AS/ HFA did not differ significantly from the adolescents with autism but both clinical groups scored higher than controls. Approximately 90% of the adolescents with AS/HFA and autism scored 30+, vs. none of the controls. Among the controls, boys scored higher than girls. The AQ can rapidly quantify where an...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Developmental disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Autism, Asperger syndrome, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Psychology, Mass screening, Developmental psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Severity of illness, Psychometrics, Clinical psychology, Autism-spectrum quotient
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)--adolescent version

Baron-Cohen, Simon; Hoekstra, Rosa A.; Knickmeyer, Rebecca; Wheelwright, Sally;