ERIC Number: ED210860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Behavior Observation Scale for Autism (BOS): Relationship of Frequency of Behavior to IQ.
Freeman, B. J.; And Others
The Behavior Observation Scale (BOS) was administered to 53 autistic children, 35 mentally retarded children matched for MA, and 33 normal children (all 2 to 5 years old) in an attempt to quantify autistic behavior. Ss were observed 3 days for 3 minutes through a one way mirror in a playroom setting where occurrence of 67 behaviors on the BOS was noted. Frequency analyses indicated that the 67 behaviors could be divided into three groups: those of diagnostic importance in the syndrome of autism independent of IQ; those differentiating high IQ but not low IQ autistic Ss from other groups; and those differentiating the low IQ autistic group from the others. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Observation Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August, 1981).