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J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Oct 3. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04237-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Sensory Abnormality and Quantitative Autism Traits in Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Epidemiological Population.

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1
Clinic of Child Psychiatry, PEDEGO Research Unit, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, P.O.B. 26, 90029, Oulu, Finland. katja.jussila@gmail.com.
2
Clinic of Child Psychiatry, PEDEGO Research Unit, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, P.O.B. 26, 90029, Oulu, Finland.
3
Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

Abstract

Sensory abnormalities (SAs) are recognized features in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and a relationship between SAs and ASD traits is also suggested in general population. Our aims were to estimate the prevalence of SAs in three different settings, and to study the association between SAs and quantitative autism traits (QAT) using the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) and a parental questionnaire. In an epidemiological population of 8-year-old children (n = 4397), the prevalence of SAs was 8.3%, in an ASD sample (n = 28), 53.6%, and in a non-ASD sample (n = 4369), 8.0%, respectively. Tactile and auditory hypersensitivity predicted an ASD diagnosis. The ASSQ was able to differentiate children with and without SA. In conclusion, QAT level and SAs were associated in all study samples.

KEYWORDS:

ASD; ASSQ; Autism; Autism spectrum disorder; Sensory abnormalities; Sensory processing

PMID:
31583623
DOI:
10.1007/s10803-019-04237-0

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