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ERIC Number: EJ1156878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Increased Prevalence of Unusual Sensory Behaviors in Infants at Risk For, and Teens With, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Van Etten, Hannah M.; Kaur, Maninderjit; Srinivasan, Sudha M.; Cohen, Shereen J.; Bhat, Anjana; Dobkins, Karen R.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n11 p3431-3445 Nov 2017
The current study investigated the prevalence and pattern of unusual sensory behaviors (USBs) in teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and infants (3-36 months) at risk for ASD. From two different sites (UCSD and UConn), caregivers of infants at high (n = 32) and low risk (n = 33) for ASD, and teenagers with (n = 12) and without ASD (n = 11), completed age-appropriate Sensory Profile questionnaires (Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile; Dunn 2002; Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile; Brown and Dunn 2002). The results show that high-risk infants and teenagers with ASD exhibit higher-than-typical prevalence of USBs. Results of our distribution analyses investigating the direction of sensory atypicalities (greater-than-typical vs. less-than-typical) revealed a fair degree of consistency amongst teens, however, USB patterns were more varied in high-risk infants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego); Connecticut
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HD052804; R03HD060809