Child Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ-10)

A quick referral guide for parents to complete about a child aged 4-11 years with suspected autism who does not have a learning disability.

Child Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ10)


AQ-10 Questions

For each statement, please select the most relevant option.

S/he often notices small sounds when others do not. *
S/he usually concentrates more on the whole picture, rather than the small details. *
In a social group, s/he can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations. *
S/he finds it easy to go back and forth between different activities. *
S/he doesn't know how to keep a conversation going with his/her peers. *
S/he is good at social chit-chat. *
When s/he is reading a story, s/he finds it difficult to work out the character's intentions or feelings. *
When s/he was in preschool, s/he used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children. *
S/he finds it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face. *
S/he finds it hard to make new friends. *