10 Years of research about autistic children, boys, and girls

10-Year Research Volumes on "Children", "Boys", "Girls" described as "autistic", "with autism", or "with Asperger"
10-Year Research Volumes on “Children”, “Boys”, “Girls” described as “autistic”, “with autism”, or “with Asperger”

I pulled some more numbers, including “Asperger” in my search terminology, and here’s what I found for the overall volumes of research studies on autistic “children”, “boys”, and “girls”.

It really is amazing to me, how widely “children” is used. It clearly out-strips the designations of boys and girls.

And it makes me wonder if maybe — just maybe — this might be indicative of the lack of understanding about the very real differences between autistic boys and girls.

I mean, if they just lump all the kids under “children”, how much granularity are they going to find? How many differences will they identify? Will they even discern the existence of the phenotypes?

Food for thought.

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One thought on “10 Years of research about autistic children, boys, and girls

  1. Pingback: The words we use to make sense of the #autistic world – Aspie Under Your Radar

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