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ASSQ The ASSQ (Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire) was developed by Ehlers and Gillberg and further developed in collaboration with Lorna Wing with a view to studying Asperger syndrome prevalence. It has since become one of the most widely used autism screening instruments in the world. Recommended cut-offs vary somewhat from country to country, whether parents or teachers are used as informants and depending on whether or not one wants high sensitivity, specificity or both. An extended version (ASSQ-REV) has been developed with a view to earlier identification of girls with autism. The most pertinent publications are Ehlers and Gillberg 1993, Ehlers et al 1999, Posserud et al 2006, Hepburn et al 2008, Posserud et al 2009, Kopp and Gillberg 2010, Guo et al 2011, and Mattilla et al 2012










Ehlers, S., Gillberg, C., & Wing, L. (1999). A screening questionnaire for Asperger syndrome and other high-functioning autism spectrum disorders in school age children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 29, 129-141. View

Guo, Y.Q., Tang, Y., Rice, C., Lee, L.C., Wang, Y.F., & Cubells, J.F. (2011). Validation of the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire, Mandarin Chinese Version (CH-ASSQ) in Beijing, China. Autism, 15, 713-727. View

Hepburn, S.L., DiGuiseppi, C., Rosenberg, S., Kaparich, K., Robinson, C., & Miller, L. (2008). Use of a teacher nomination strategy to screen for autism spectrum disorders in general education classrooms: a pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 373-382. View

Kopp S, Gillberg C. (2010). The Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)-Revised Extended Version (ASSQ-REV): an instrument for better capturing the autism phenotype in girls? A preliminary study involving 191 clinical cases and community controls. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2875-2888. View

Mattila, M.L., Jussila, K., Linna, S.L., Kielinen, M., Bloigu, R., Kuusikko-Gauffin, S., … Moilanen, I. (2012). Validation of the Finnish Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) for clinical settings and total population screening. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2162-2180. View

Posserud, M.B., Lundervold, A.J., & Gillberg, C. (2006). Autistic features in a total population of 7-9-year-old children assessed by the ASSQ (Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 167-175. View

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