School Psychology Review

Brief Report

Educational Versus Clinical Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Updated and Expanded Findings

Lucy Barnard-Brak

pp. 185–189

DOI: 10.17105/SPR-2018-0009.V48-2

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Abstract. Research has indicated that educational diagnoses can differ from clinical diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This brief report provides an updated analysis using 2014–2015 IDEIA data compared to the contemporary CDC prevalence rate (1 in 59). Additionally, the variable of sex was analysed, which was omitted from the previous study. Results show a greater discrepancy in educational diagnoses for girls versus boys as compared to the clinical diagnoses. For race/ethnicity, only Asian American children were more likely to have an educational diagnosis versus a clinical diagnosis of ASD.