The utility of parent-report screening tools in differentiating autism versus attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in school-age children

We tested the ability of a short, recently developed parent interview and two widely used parent-report questionnaires to discriminate school-age verbal children with autism spectrum disorder from those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder without autism spectrum disorder (ADHD(w/oASD)). These measures included the Autism Symptom Interview – School-Age, the Social Responsiveness Scale – 2nd Edition, and the Social Communication Questionnaire – Lifetime. The classification accuracy of…

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