ERIC Number: EJ1019049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
The First Year Inventory: A Longitudinal Follow-Up of 12-Month-Old to 3-Year-Old Children
Turner-Brown, Lauren M.; Baranek, Grace T.; Reznick, J Steven; Watson, Linda R.; Crais, Elizabeth R.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v17 n5 p527-540 Sep 2013
The First Year Inventory is a parent-report measure designed to identify 12-month-old infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. First Year Inventory taps behaviors that indicate risk in the developmental domains of sensory--regulatory and social--communication functioning. This longitudinal study is a follow-up of 699 children at 3 years of age from a community sample whose parents completed the First Year Inventory when their children were 12 months old. Parents of all 699 children completed the Social Responsiveness Scale-Preschool version and the Developmental Concerns Questionnaire to determine age 3 developmental outcomes. In addition, children deemed at risk for autism spectrum disorder based on liberal cut points on the First Year Inventory, Social Responsiveness Scale-Preschool, and/or Developmental Concerns Questionnaire were invited for in-person diagnostic evaluations. We found 9 children who had a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder from the sample of 699. Receiver operating characteristic analyses determined that a two-domain cutoff score yielded optimal classification of children: 31% of those meeting algorithm cutoffs had autism spectrum disorder and 85% had a developmental disability or concern by age 3. These results suggest that the First Year Inventory is a promising tool for identifying 12-month-old infants who are at risk for an eventual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Risk, Disability Identification, Longitudinal Studies, Rating Scales, Questionnaires, Cutting Scores, Child Behavior, Followup Studies, Measures (Individuals), Classification, At Risk Persons, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mullen Scales of Early Learning; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales