How reliable are autism quizzes?


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Psychologist Simon Baren Cohen created and tested the Autism Quiz on which 80 percent of the autistic participants scored above a 32, which adds credibility and reliability to this screening tool according to Wired. However, online autism quizzes are screening tools and not diagnostic, notes PsychCentral.

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Autism quizzes ask 50 questions in which the quiz taker answers by selecting definitely agree, slightly agree, slightly disagree, or definitely disagree. The participant's answers are generated into a score. A score less than 29 indicates no autism while a score between 30 and 33 suggests possible autism; however, a score greater than 34 suggests autism may be present, according to PsychCentral.

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