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ERIC Number: EJ1109741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Investigating the Implications of Applying the New DSM-5 Criteria for Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Preschool Population in Singapore
Wong, Chui Mae; Koh, Hwan Cui
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p3177-3182 Sep 2016
Diagnostic reports for 206 children who underwent an assessment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using the DSM-IV-TR criteria, were re-evaluated using the DSM-5 criteria. Mean age of the children at time of diagnosis was 3 years 10 months. Of the 202 children diagnosed with ASD on the DSM-IV-TR, 184 (91.1%) also met the DSM-5 criteria for ASD. The overall concordance rate of ASD diagnosis on the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 was higher than that reported in other studies. Of the 18 children who did not meet DSM-5 criteria for ASD, 16 children met all social communication criteria but did not fulfil at least two restricted and repetitive behaviour (RRB) criteria. Six of those children had further RRBs emerging later on follow-up.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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