From December 7th, 2010

Differences between Maternal and Paternal Report of Autism Symptom Severity

In a recent study, Matson, Hess, Kozlowski, and Neal identified differences between maternal and paternal report of symptom severity in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Clinicians often use assessments to assist in diagnosing ASD. Furthermore, many assessments depend on caregiver report and may be completed by either or both parents. The purpose of this study was to compare maternal and paternal ratings of ASD symptom severity in children with ASD and children with typical development.