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Hayden Porter
Reply to Karley Ingold
Sat Jun 6, 2015 15:58

I think you bring up a really interesting point. You asked some great questions about the correlation between gender and autism. I think a question that a lot of researchers are asking is "why do more children with autism tend to be male?" "Is there a link between autism and gender?" If you Google search "link between autism and gender", you get over five million results. I would love to know the answer to your question about the difference in characteristics of male and female students with autism. I think it's definitely something we should consider and learn about before teaching students with autism. And will those differences affect their ability to read and write differently...?

  • Re: Module #2: Emergent Literacy in ASD - Karley Ingold, Sat Jun 6 10:20
    I noticed in the study that I read and also in some of the videos that the studies leaned more towards male participants with one study being all male. This led me to have a few questions related to... more
    • Reply to Karley-Gender - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 6 20:53
      It's interesting that you noticed this dis-proportionality, because it has been proven that males are diagnosed at a higher rate. I believe that for every four males, one female is diagnosed, but... more
    • Reply to Karley Ingold - Hayden Porter, Sat Jun 6 15:58
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