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Using self-report to identify the broad phenotype in parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders: a study using the Autism-Spectrum Quotient.

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BACKGROUND: The concept of the 'broad phenotype' of autism refers to the finding that relatives of people with autism often have mild forms of autistic-like characteristics, such as social and communicative difficulties. This study used the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), a questionnaire devised to assess features of the broad phenotype in adults, with parents of people with autism, to see whether they would be more likely to obtain extreme scores than a control group. METHODS: The AQ was adm...

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Bishop, DV More by this author
Maybery, M More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
45
Issue:
8
Pages:
1431-1436
Publication date:
2004-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
URN:
uuid:d33a8c70-4bed-45de-bbfa-3864b7698795
Source identifiers:
10475
Local pid:
pubs:10475

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