View Full Version : Girls with autism more likely to fly under the diagnostic radar


TygerSan
11-27-13, 07:47 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/girls-with-autism_n_4311015.html

The article points out that girls with autism were better able to read facial expressions than boys with autism.

Makes me wonder. I know I have some autistic-like traits, but I am able to read emotional cues very well from tone of voice, and at least passably by body language

BellaVita
11-27-13, 07:48 PM
That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Have you ever been evaluated for autism?

silivrentoliel
11-27-13, 08:08 PM
my therapist tells me I have autistic traits as well... I've never been tested for it, but it makes me wonder how many other girls with autistic traits are overlooked... kinda like with ADHD

TygerSan
11-27-13, 08:17 PM
I've never been evaluated, but I did find it amusing that my evaluation from kindergarten referred to some unique interests I had, but that it was easy for me to talk about other things.