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Do IQs Rise With Age

Kids With Autism See IQs Rise With Age, Study Finds

Original Article By Shaun Heasley | DisabilityScoop | Dec. 18, 2020

IQ is generally expected to remain stable over time, but new research suggests that the measure increases significantly for those with autism during adolescence and early adulthood.

In a long-term study of 126 people on the spectrum, IQ scores increased by an average of 7.48 points between the ages of 12 and 23. During the same period, autism symptoms in those studied remained unchanged.

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