ERIC Number: EJ788757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule with Young Children with Developmental Delay: Evaluating Diagnostic Validity
Gray, Kylie M.; Tonge, Bruce J.; Sweeney, Deborah J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n4 p657-667 Apr 2008
Few studies have focused on the validity of the ADI-R and ADOS in the assessment of preschool children with developmental delay. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic validity of the ADI-R and the ADOS in young children. Two-hundred and nine children aged 20-55 months participated in the study, 120 of whom received a diagnosis of autism. ADI-R and ADOS diagnostic classifications were compared to consensus clinical diagnoses. Children with a clinical diagnosis of autism scored significantly higher on all algorithm domains of the ADI-R and ADOS. The ADOS performed better than the ADI-R in comparison to consensus clinical diagnosis. Characteristics of the ADI-R and ADOS false positive and false negative cases are explored. Further research is recommended in terms of examining which items of the ADI-R best predict a diagnosis of autism for very young children with developmental problems.
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