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ERIC Number: EJ797494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Stability of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised from Pre-School to Elementary School Age in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Moss, Jo; Magiati, Iliana; Charman, Tony; Howlin, Patricia
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n6 p1081-1091 Jul 2008
This study examined the stability of scores on the ADI-R from pre-school to elementary school age in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants were 35 children who, at T1, all had a clinical diagnosis of ASD. On initial assessment (mean age 3.5 years; SD 0.6 years), all met ADI-R algorithm criteria for autism. ADI-R assessments were repeated at follow up (FU; mean age 10.5 years; SD 0.8 years). Changes in ADI-R total, domain and ADI-R algorithm item scores were assessed. Twenty-eight children continued to score above the ADI-R cut-off for autism at FU, although significant decreases in ADI-R domain and item scores were also found. In conclusion while classification of children according to ADI-R criteria generally remained stable between pre-school and elementary school age, many children demonstrated significant improvements in symptom severity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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