Detection and Diagnosis of ASD in Females


Eckerd, M. (2020). Detection and Diagnosis of ASD in Females. Journal of Health Service Psychology46(1), 37–47.


Autism in females is often unrecognized and undiagnosed. This article describes the presentation of autistic traits of females and how they differ from those of males with autism. Screening tools for assessing autism in children, adolescents, and adults are identified and described. The process of clinical assessment of females for possible autism are described, including the disclosure of potential diagnoses to the patient.


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