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What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’

[Source: Disability Scoop]

Even though they score higher on tests of communication and social skills, girls with autism appear to struggle more than boys with the demands of everyday life.

New research finds that girls on the spectrum have more difficulty with planning, organizing, making small talk and other adaptive skills needed to get up, get dressed and make it through the day.

The findings come from a study looking at 79 girls and 158 boys ages 7 to 18, all diagnosed with autism, whose parents responded to questions from several standardized rating scales about their child’s executive function and adaptive behavior.

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