Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

Definition

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is self-assessment screening instrument for measuring the degree to which an adult with normal intelligence has the traits associated with the autistic spectrum. The AQ is a valuable instrument for rapidly quantifying where any given individual is situated on the continuum from autism to normality.

Domains

Asperger Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Administrations

Self-administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

16 years and above

Estimated time

About 15 minutes

Attribution

Baron-Cohen S, Wheelwright S, Skinner R, Martin J, Clubley E. The autism-spectrum quotient (AQ): evidence from Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism, males and females, scientists and mathematicians. J Autism Dev Disord. 2001 Feb;31(1):5-17. doi: 10.1023/a:1005653411471. Erratum in: J Autism Dev Disord 2001 Dec;31(6):603. PMID: 11439754.