Tool to support diagnosis of ASD / PDA / Attachment disorders


Modification of the Coventry Grid Interview to include the Pathological Demand Avoidant profile

The Coventry Grid Interview was designed to be used by clinicians as part of a comprehensive assessment process and not as a stand-alone diagnostic tool.

There is often diagnostic confusion over the differences between children presenting with autism and those with attachment disorders and some children have both. This paper adds further to the Coventry Grid Interview by including items which might help to identify children with a Pathological (or Extreme) Demand Avoidant profile.


Authors: Judy Eaton, Kathryn Duncan and Ellen Hesketh

Published: Good Autism Practice Journal, 2018