ERIC Number: EJ748115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Brief Report: Use of DQ for Estimating Cognitive Ability in Young Children with Autism
Delmolino, Lara M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v36 n7 p959-963 Oct 2006
The utility of Developmental Quotients (DQ) from the Psychoeducational Profile--Revised (PEP-R) to estimate cognitive ability in young children with autism was assessed. DQ scores were compared to scores from the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales--Fourth Edition (SB-FE) for 27 preschool students with autism. Overall and domain DQ's on the PEP-R were significantly correlated with SB-FE composite IQ and Verbal Reasoning scores. Additional analyses with rank scores from each instrument confirmed these results. Results indicate that DQ scores obtained by the PEP-R are reasonable estimates of cognitive ability in this sample as measured by the SB-FE. Some administration advantages suggest that the PEP-R may be a viable alternative to the SB-FE (for estimating cognitive skills) under some conditions.
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Preschool Children, Autism, Intelligence Tests, Scores, Correlation, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale