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ERIC Number: EJ1001635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Five-Year Follow-up of Preschoolers with Autism and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
Kim, Joanne J.; Freeman, Stephanny F. N.; Paparella, Tanya; Forness, Steven R.
Behavioral Disorders, v38 n1 p57-70 Nov 2012
Although several studies have examined the prevalence of comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders, there are no current longitudinal studies of such children regarding the impact of comorbidity. In this study, 44 of an original sample of 175 preschoolers were located after 5 1/2 years, at an average chronological age of 10 years 3 months, and reassessed for comorbid disorders; a subsample was surveyed regarding use of special education and mental health services. Findings not only suggest continued comorbidity but also somewhat higher than expected use of behavioral services, often requiring out-of-school funding. The differential impact of comorbidity is discussed in relation to special education and access to related services. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California