ERIC Number: EJ1171344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Does the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change Help Moving Forward in Measuring Change in Early Autism Intervention Studies?
Pijl, Mirjam K. J.; Rommelse, Nanda N. J.; Hendriks, Monica; De Korte, Manon W. P.; Buitelaar, Jan K.; Oosterling, Iris J.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v22 n2 p216-226 Feb 2018
The field of early autism research is in dire need of outcome measures that adequately reflect subtle changes in core autistic behaviors. This article compares the ability of a newly developed measure, the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change (BOSCC), and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to detect changes in core symptoms of autism in 44 toddlers. The results provide encouraging evidence for the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change as a candidate outcome measure, as reflected in sufficient inter- and intra-rater reliability, independency from other child characteristics, and sensitivity to capture change. Although the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change did not evidently outperform the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule on any of these quality criteria, the instrument may be better able to capture subtle, individual changes in core autistic symptoms. The promising findings warrant further study of this new instrument.
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Interpersonal Communication, Interrater Reliability, Diagnostic Tests, Observation, Outcome Measures, Behavior Change, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Toddlers, Individual Characteristics, Outcomes of Treatment, Foreign Countries, Children, Cognitive Ability, Motor Development, Young Children, Measures (Individuals), Language Skills, Check Lists, Child Behavior, Correlation, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Mullen Scales of Early Learning; MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory; Child Behavior Checklist
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