Extreme Demand Avoidance in Children: Refinement of a Caregiver-Report Measure


Extreme Demand Avoidance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Refinement of a Caregiver-Report Measure

For anyone involved in either research or in the assessment of neurodevelopmental conditions, this adaptation of the EDA-Q will be of interest. Called the EDA-8, it is a refined and simplified scale that benefits from the lack of a cut-off score. While not suitable for use as a diagnostic tool, it could help to identify individuals where further investigation of features of PDA is warranted.


Authors: Elizabeth O’Nions, Francesca Happé, Essi Viding & Ilse Noens

Published: Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, May 2021