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Table 5 Social communication items that met the criteria as adequate discriminators between ASD and ADHD

From: Parent-reported and clinician-observed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): implications for practice under DSM-5

ADOS item Mod. 3 item Mod. 4 item DSM-5 symptom domain
Quality of Social Overtures B7 B9 Social-emotional reciprocity (a1)
Amount of Reciprocal Social Communication B10 B12 Social-emotional reciprocity (a1)
Unusual Eye Contact B1 B1 Non-verbal communication (a2)
Facial Expressions Directed to Examiner B2 B2 Non-verbal communication (a2)
  1. Items were defined as adequate discriminators if they were endorsed in >66 % of the ASD group and <33 % of the ADHD group