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ERIC Number: EJ1109775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Operationalisation of the European Protocol for Autism Prevalence (EPAP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Measurement in Ireland
Boilson, A. M.; Staines, A.; Ramirez, A.; Posada, M.; Sweeney, M. R.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p3054-3067 Sep 2016
The European Autism Information System project highlighted the lack of systematic and reliable data relating to the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in Europe. A protocol for the study of ASD prevalence at European level was developed to facilitate a common format for screening and diagnosing children across the EU. This is the first study to operationalise and screen national school children for ASDs using this protocol. National school children 6-11 years (N = 7,951) were screened males 54% (N = 4,268) females 46% (N = 3,683). Screening children for ASD implementing the EAIS protocol using the Social Communication Questionnaire (Rutter et al. in Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ). Western Psychological Services, Los Angeles) as a first level screening instrument in a non-clinical setting of Irish national schools was demonstrated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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