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ERIC Number: EJ1117538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism, Revised with Follow Up-Albanian to Screen for ASD in Albania
Brennan, Laura; Fein, Deborah; Como, Ariel; Rathwell, Iris Carcani; Chen, Chi-Ming
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n11 p3392-3407 Nov 2016
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers Revised-Albanian screener (M-CHAT-R-A) was used to screen 2,594 toddlers, aged 16-30 months, at well-child visits. Two hundred fifty-three (9.75%) screened positive; follow up on failed items were conducted by phone with 127 (50%); the remainder were lost to follow-up. Twenty-six toddlers (21%) continued to screen positive; 19 received full evaluations, which assessed for ASD with the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and developmental delays with the Parents Assessment of Developmental Status--Developmental Milestones. All evaluated children had significant delays; 17 of the 19 met criteria for Autism/ASD. Removal of three items improved performance. Although Albania and the US are quite different in culture and language, key features of ASD appeared very similar.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Albania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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