Identifying Gender Differences in the Diagnosis of Autism (PO389)

  • PMD: 4,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 8: Psychological Services for Students With Autism
  • Live Chat:
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    12:15 PM–1:00 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify gender differences in symptomatology presentation of ASD.
  2. understand how to effectively identify gender differences in ASD when conducting an evaluation.
  3. learn about the gender bias in the diagnosis of ASD.

Description

Research has shown that symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may present differently in males and females (Matheis et al., 2018). Gender differences in symptom presentation and diagnosis of ASD have not been adequately examined, and the understanding of gender in ASD presentation remains limited. The purpose of this poster is to examine gender differences that relate to the presentation of symptoms of ASD. Practitioners will learn how to identify gender-specific symptomology of ASD.

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Presenter(s)

Daira I. Rodriguez, Texas A&M
Ileana Y. Umana, Texas A&M

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