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ERIC Number: EJ1019522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Incremental Validity in the Clinical Assessment of Early Childhood Development
Liu, Xin; Zhou, Xiaobin; Lackaff, Julie
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n5 p506-515 Oct 2013
The authors demonstrate the increment of clinical validity in early childhood assessment of physical impairment (PI), developmental delay (DD), and autism (AUT) using multiple standardized developmental screening measures such as performance measures and parent and teacher rating scales. Hierarchical regression and sensitivity/specificity analyses were used to identify the differential impact of each domain the scales measure. Significant findings include (a) self-help domains in either parent or teacher questionnaires are more significant contributors than social-emotional domains to early detection, (b) performance measures are stronger predictors than parent or teacher questionnaires in detecting physical impairment or developmental delay, and (c) parent questionnaires measuring self-help skills are a stronger predictor of autism than performance measures. These results support the combined use of parent and teacher rating scales and provide important implications in choosing instruments for different developmental disorders when time and resources are limited.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Developmental Indicators for the Assessment Learning
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