The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

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.

Full text available as:
Full text not publicly available
Due to copyright restrictions, this file is not available for public download
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0073-6
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

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 adolescent is situated on the continuum from autism to normality.

Item Type: Journal Article
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/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 25581
Depositing User: Rosa Hoekstra
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 11:48
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 09:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25581
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk