Sharing: Why IQ scores are erroneous for autistic people

bell curve showing distribution of IQ scores throughout populationSharing from Redefining Normal: A Young Women’s Journey with Autsm

When it comes to measuring the capabilities and challenges of autistic children and adults, IQ is one of the main measures that is employed.  However, there are some reasons why traditional IQ tests are not the most accurate ways in understanding the full scope of individuals on the spectrum.  For label-obsessed neurotypicals, these tests can provide explanation in a simplistic matter in understanding the capabilities and challenges for those on the spectrum.  However for the autistic community, these tests can be a disservice especially when it comes to educational placement and provision of services. It is with this post, I will discuss some of the flaws or shortcomings of traditional IQ tests.

Read the rest here: Redefining Normal: A Young Women’s Journey with Autism

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