Using the Griffiths III and Quartile Charts in Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study

  •  Jennifer M. Jansen    
  •  Elizabeth Green    
  •  Louise A. Stroud    
  •  Mark B. Watson    


This study illustrates the use of the Griffiths III Scales to futher clarify a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and possible Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder following a test battery of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Conners 3-Parent and Teacher Surveys, and the Goodenough–Harris Draw-a-Person test in a child aged 6 years. The Griffiths III assessment confirmed a pattern of delay above and below DQ50. The child demonstrated difficulty with the constructs: Skills for Learning (including attention, curiosity, processing speed); Ways of Thinking, Memory and Play; all aspects of language and communication; and all underlying constructs of early social and emotional development. The concept of Theory of Mind is used to examine the child’s particular difficulties.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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