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ERIC Number: EJ1018976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Using the Child Behavior Checklist and the Teacher's Report Form for Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
So, Pety; Greaves-Lord, Kirstin; van der Ende, Jan; Verhulst, Frank C.; Rescorla, Leslie; de Nijs, Pieter F. A.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v17 n5 p595-607 Sep 2013
This study evaluated the ability of the Child Behavior Checklist and the Teacher's Report Form to identify children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), using a sample of children with ASD (n = 458), referred children without ASD (n = 1109) and children from the general population (n = 999). A ten items ASD scale was constructed using half of the sample and the ability of this scale to discriminate between children with ASD and the other children was tested for the CBCL and the TRF separately and together in the other half of the sample. Using a cut-off score of 8 the combined CBCL/TRF ASD scale demonstrated high predictive values (NPV 95%, PPV 73%) in identifying children with ASD and children in the general population sample. This might be an acceptable percentage of false positives in general screening, considering the chance that these children might have other behavioural, emotional, and developmental problems which also need psychiatric evaluation. In the referred population, using a cut-off of 13, PPV was 49% and NPV was 85%. The high NPV indicates that in a referred population the scale is especially good at identifying children who do not need evaluation with a more ASD-specific instrument.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Child Behavior Checklist
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A