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ERIC Number: EJ1134151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Psychometric Properties of a New Measure of Sensory Behaviors in Autistic Children
Neil, Louise; Green, Dido; Pellicano, Elizabeth
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n4 p1261-1268 Apr 2017
Unusual reactions to sensory input became part of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in the DSM-5. Measures accurately assessing these symptoms are important for clinical decisions. This study examined the reliability and validity of the Sensory Behavior Questionnaire, a parent-report scale designed to assess frequency and impact of sensory behaviors in autistic children. The scale demonstrated excellent internal consistency and concurrent validity, and was a better predictor of autistic symptoms than the Short Sensory Profile within a group of 66 school-age autistic children. The scale also successfully discriminated between autistic and typical children of similar age and ability. The Sensory Behavior Questionnaire has potential as a measure of sensory behaviors in children on the autism spectrum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scales Short Forms; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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