Outcome measures are designed to measure the results of an action or intervention, such as a treatment or therapy.
There are many different tools that can be used to measure outcomes in autism research including those we list below.
Please note: some outcome measures - such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) - can also be used as diagnostic tools.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.