Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neurological Status (RBANS) performance in non-clinical individuals with high levels of autistic traits

  • F. Richard FerraroEmail author
  • Rachel Hansen
  • Lindsey Deling


This study examined performance on the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neurological Status (RBANS), a brief neuropsychological test battery of cognitive function, in participants with two levels of sub-clinical autistic symptoms as quantified by the Autism Spectrum Quotient (ASQ). Participants were non-clinical college participants classified as displaying either Low (0–15 ASQ score, n = 183) ASQ traits or High (16 or higher ASQ score, n = 91) ASQ traits. Participants were given the ASQ and the RBANS. High ASQ subjects scored lower on Picture Naming (p < .02), Semantic Fluency (p < .05), Story Recall (p < .04) and the Language Index (p < .01).


Autism traits RBANS Non-clinical sample 


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Ethical Approval

All Procedures Performed in Studies Involving Human Participants Were in Accordance with the Ethical Standards of the Institution (UND) and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its Later Amendments or Comparable Ethical Standards. Informed Consent Was Obtained from all Individual Participants.

Conflict of Interest

None of the authors declare any conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Richard Ferraro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rachel Hansen
    • 1
  • Lindsey Deling
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

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