ERIC Number: EJ1136892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Brief Report: Examination of Correlates of Adaptive Behavior in Children with HFASD Using the BASC-2 Parent Rating Scale
McDonald, Christin A.; Donnelly, James P.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Lopata, Christopher; Jordan, Allyson K.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n5 p1530-1534 May 2017
This study extended the research on correlates of adaptive functioning of high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) using the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Second Edition (BASC-2). Specifically, this study investigated the relationships between adaptive behavior and age, IQ, and ASD symptomology, in a well-characterized sample of 119 children with HFASD, ages 6-11 years. Results revealed age and IQ were not significantly correlated with adaptive ability. However, total autism symptoms [measured by the Autism Diagnostic Interview--Revised (ADI-R)], as well as ASD-social symptoms were negatively correlated with adaptive ability. Mean comparisons revealed that participants falling into the clinically-significant range of the BASC-2 Adaptive Skills Composite (ASC) displayed significantly greater levels of both overall and social ASD symptoms.
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Correlation, Adjustment (to Environment), Rating Scales, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Age, Intelligence Quotient, Comparative Analysis, Parents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children
IES Funded: Yes