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ERIC Number: EJ1073010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Screening for Autism in Iranian Preschoolers: Contrasting M-CHAT and a Scale Developed in Iran
Samadi, Sayyed Ali; McConkey, Roy
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2908-2916 Sep 2015
Suitable screening instruments for the early diagnosis of autism are not readily available for use with preschoolers in non-Western countries. This study evaluated two tools: M-CHAT which is widely used internationally and one developed in Iran called Hiva. A population sample was recruited of nearly 3000 preschoolers in one Iranian city. Parents self-completed the two tools and children who screened positive were invited for a follow-up interview followed by a diagnostic assessment. The Hiva scale proved to be more efficacious in identifying children with ASD and the resulting prevalence rate was higher than that previously reported for Iranian 5 year olds. The study confirms the need to attune screening tools to the cultural contexts in which they are used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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