Interpreting Autism Spectrum Quotient AQ Test Results
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For those of you have taken the AQ / Autism Test, you are probably wondering what the results mean. So while you’re interpreting the results, please bear in mind that the scores of the AQ test are based on statistical analysis of people with Autism who have taken the test and while it isn’t an exact science it does give an indication of ones level of autistic tendencies.
In terms of the distribution of the scores of the general population, it can be said that getting a score of:
- 11 – 21 is Average for most of the population.
- 22 – 25 Indicates that one has slightly higher than average autistic traits.
- 26 – 31 Is a borderline score. 86% of people with this score have can be correctly classified as having Aspergers Syndrome
- 32+ Is the official criteria for having Aspergers Syndrome.
For more information about the test itself and particular statistics, you may find the following paper useful Screening adults for Asperger Syndrome Using the AQ Test
Please bear in mind that this AQ Test is only a tool that can be helpful in self diagnosis. The test gradings are based on statistical analysis so professional medical advice should be requested following higher test results of 32 or more. More information can be gained
If you are a parent looking for more information about your child, we can highly recommend that you check out the Parenting Aspergers Guide . For adults, check out our blog posts about resources for adults with Aspergers