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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 7/2008

01-08-2008 | Original Paper

The Autism Spectrum Quotient: Children’s Version (AQ-Child)

Auteurs: Bonnie Auyeung, Simon Baron-Cohen, Sally Wheelwright, Carrie Allison

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 7/2008

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Abstract

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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The concept of the broader autism phenotype has emerged from research which suggests that in addition to causing autism, the genetic liability for this disorder may also be expressed, in the nonautistic relatives of autistic individuals, through behavioral and cognitive characteristics that are milder but qualitatively similar to the defining features of autism.
 
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Formerly known as the Childhood Asperger syndrome test, but renamed keeping the same acronym because it can be used for all subgroups on the autistic spectrum.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Autism Spectrum Quotient: Children’s Version (AQ-Child)
Auteurs
Bonnie Auyeung
Simon Baron-Cohen
Sally Wheelwright
Carrie Allison
Publicatiedatum
01-08-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 7/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0504-z