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The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)-Adolescent Version

Baron-Cohen, Simon; Hoekstra, Rosa A.; Knickmeyer, Rebecca and Wheelwright, Sally (2006). The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)-Adolescent Version. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36(3) pp. 343–350.

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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 adolescent is situated on the continuum from autism to normality.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc
ISSN: 0162-3257
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetHsN Hersenstichting Nederland
Not SetNot SetBekker-La Bastide Fund
Not SetNot SetSchuurman Schimmel van Outeren Foundation
Keywords: AQ; adolescents; screening; autistic spectrum; Asperger Syndrome
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 25581
Depositing User: Rosa Hoekstra
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 11:48
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:22
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