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ERIC Number: EJ804222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Autism Spectrum Quotient: Children's Version (AQ-Child)
Auyeung, Bonnie; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Wheelwright, Sally; Allison, Carrie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n7 p1230-1240 Aug 2008
The Autism Spectrum Quotient-Children's Version (AQ-Child) is a parent-report questionnaire that aims to quantify autistic traits in children 4-11 years old. The range of scores on the AQ-Child is 0-150. It was administered to children with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) (n = 540) and a general population sample (n = 1,225). Results showed a significant difference in scores between those with an ASC diagnosis and the general population. Receiver-operating-characteristic analyses showed that using a cut-off score of 76, the AQ-Child has high sensitivity (95%) and specificity (95%). The AQ-Child showed good test-retest reliability and high internal consistency. Factor analysis provided support for four of the five AQ-Child design subscales. Future studies should evaluate how the AQ-C performs in population screening.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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