The cognitive profile in infantile autism—A study of 70 children and adolescents using the Griffiths Mental Development Scale


Child Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Box 17113, S-402 61 Göteborg, Sweden


Seventy children and adolescents with infantile autism were tested with the Griffiths Mental Development Scale II. A characteristic profile emerged with peaks in motor and visuo-spatial domains and troughs in verbal and practical reasoning areas. These results support conclusions from previous research using other cognitive tests.