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ERIC Number: EJ1154526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Comparison of Autism Screening in Younger and Older Toddlers
Sturner, Raymond; Howard, Barbara; Bergmann, Paul; Stewart, Lydia; Afarian, Talin E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n10 p3180-3188 Oct 2017
This study examined the effect of age at completion of an autism screening test on item failure rates contrasting older (>20 months) with younger (<20 months) toddlers in a community primary care sample of 73,564 children. Items related to social development were categorized into one of three age sets per criteria from Inada et al. ("Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders" 4(4):605-611, 2010). Younger toddlers produced higher rates of item failure than older toddlers and items in both of the later acquired item sets had higher probability rates for failure than the earliest acquired item set (prior to 8 months). Use of the same items and the same scoring throughout the target age range for autism screening may not be the best strategy for identifying the youngest toddlers at risk for autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R44MH085399