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ERIC Number: EJ1175325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Identifying Autism with a Brief and Low-Cost Screening Instrument--OERA: Construct Validity, Invariance Testing, and Agreement between Judges
Paula, Cristiane S.; Cunha, Graccielle Rodrigues; Bordini, Daniela; Brunoni, Decio; Moya, Ana Claudia; Bosa, Cleonice Alves; Mari, Jair J.; Cogo-Moreira, Hugo
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n5 p1780-1791 May 2018
Simple and low-cost observational-tools to detect symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are still necessary. The OERA is a new assessment tool to screen children eliciting observable behaviors with no substantial knowledge on ASD required. The sample was 99 children aged 3-10: 76 with ASD and 23 without ASD (11/23 had intellectual disability). The 13 remained items exhibited high interrater agreement and high reliability loaded onto a single latent trait. Such model showed excellent fit indices evaluated via confirmatory factor analysis and no item showed differential function in terms of age/sex/IQ. A cutoff of five points or higher resulted in the highest sensitivity (92.75) and specificity (90.91) percentages. OERA is a brief, stable, low-cost standardized observational-screening to identify ASD children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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