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ERIC Number: EJ1096690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Clinical Validity of the ADI-R in a US-Based Latino Population
Vanegas, Sandra B.; Magaña, Sandra; Morales, Miguel; McNamara, Ellyn
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n5 p1623-1635 May 2016
The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) has been validated as a tool to aid in the diagnosis of Autism; however, given the growing diversity in the United States, the ADI-R must be validated for different languages and cultures. This study evaluates the validity of the ADI-R in a US-based Latino, Spanish-speaking population of 50 children and adolescents with ASD and developmental disability. Sensitivity and specificity of the ADI-R as a diagnostic tool were moderate, but lower than previously reported values. Validity of the social reciprocity and restrictive and repetitive behaviors domains was high, but low in the communication domain. Findings suggest that language discordance between caregiver and child may influence reporting of communication symptoms and contribute to lower sensitivity and specificity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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