The Child Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Ages 4-11: Scoring Key For full details, please see



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The Child Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)

Ages 4-11: Scoring Key

For full details, please see:

Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Wheelwright S, Allison C. (2007)
The Autism Spectrum Quotient: Children's Version (AQ-Child).
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Dec
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Response scale treated as a 4-point Likert scale, with responses scoring 0-3 as marked. For total AQ score, sum all items. Minimum score = 0; Maximum score = 150.








definitely

agree

slightly

agree

slightly

disagree

definitely

disagree

1.

S/he prefers to do things with others rather than on her/his own.

0

1

2

3

2.

S/he prefers to do things the same way over and over again.


3

2

1

0

3.

If s/he tries to imagine something, s/he finds it very easy to create a picture in her/his mind.

0

1

2

3

4.

S/he frequently gets so strongly absorbed in one thing that s/he loses sight of other things.

3

2

1

0

5.

S/he often notices small sounds when others do not.

3

2

1

0

6.

S/he usually notices house numbers or similar strings of information.

3

2

1

0

7.

S/he has difficulty understanding rules for polite behaviour.

3

2

1

0

8.

When s/he is read a story, s/he can easily imagine what the characters might look like.


0

1


2

3

9.

S/he is fascinated by dates.

3

2

1

0

10.

In a social group, s/he can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.

0

1

2

3

11.

S/he finds social situations easy.

0

1

2

3

12.

S/he tends to notice details that others do not.

3

2

1

0

13.

S/he would rather go to a library than a birthday party.

3

2

1

0

14.

S/he finds making up stories easy.

0

1

2

3





definitely

agree


slightly

agree

slightly

disagree

definitely

disagree

15.

S/he is drawn more strongly to people than to things.

0

1

2

3

16.

S/he tends to have very strong interests, which s/he gets upset about if s/he can’t pursue.

3

2

1

0

17.

S/he enjoys social chit-chat.

0

1

2

3

18.

When s/he talks, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgeways.

3

2

1

0

19.

S/he is fascinated by numbers.

3

2

1

0

20.

When s/he is read a story, s/he finds it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions or feelings.


3

2

1

0

21.

S/he doesn’t particularly enjoy fictional stories.

3

2

1

0

22.

S/he finds it hard to make new friends.

3

2

1

0

23.

S/he notices patterns in things all the time.

3

2

1

0

24.

S/he would rather go to the cinema than a museum.

0

1

2

3

25.

It does not upset him/her if his/her daily routine is disturbed.

0

1

2

3

26.

S/he doesn’t know how to keep a conversation going with her/his peers.

3

2

1

0

27.

S/he finds it easy to “read between the lines” when someone is talking to her/him.


0

1

2

3

28.

S/he usually concentrates more on the whole picture, rather than the small details.

0

1

2

3

29.

S/he is not very good at remembering phone numbers.

0

1

2

3

30.

S/he doesn’t usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person’s appearance.

0

1

2

3

31.

S/he knows how to tell if someone listening to him/her is getting bored.

0

1

2

3

32.

S/he finds it easy to go back and forth between different activities.

0

1

2

3

33.

When s/he talk on the phone, s/he is not sure when it’s her/his turn to speak


3

2

1

0

34.

S/he enjoys doing things spontaneously.

0

1

2

3

35.

S/he is often the last to understand the point of a joke.

3

2

1

0







definitely

agree

slightly

agree

slightly

disagree

definitely

disagree

36.

S/he finds it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.

0

1

2

3

37.

If there is an interruption, s/he can switch back to what s/he was doing very quickly.

0

1

2

3

38.


S/he is good at social chit-chat.

0

1

2

3

39.

People often tell her/him that s/he keeps going on and on about the same thing.

3

2

1

0

40.

When s/he was in preschool, s/he used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.

0

1

2

3

41.

S/he likes to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of car, types of bird, types of train, types of plant, etc.).

3

2

1

0

42.

S/he finds it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.

3

2

1

0

43.

S/he likes to plan any activities s/he participates in carefully.

3

2

1

0

44.


S/he enjoys social occasions.

0

1

2

3

45.

S/he finds it difficult to work out people’s intentions.

3

2

1

0

46.

New situations make him/her anxious.

3

2

1

0

47.

S/he enjoys meeting new people.

0

1

2

3

48.

S/he is good at taking care not to hurt other people’s feelings.

0

1

2

3

49.

S/he is not very good at remembering people’s date of birth.

0

1

2

3

50.

S/he finds it very to easy to play games with children that involve pretending.

0

1

2

3



 MRC-BA/SBC/SJW/CLA Feb 2008




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