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ERIC Number: EJ798445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Pragmatic Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison of a Standard Measure with Parent Report
Reichow, Brian; Salamack, Shawn; Paul, Rhea; Volkmar, Fred R.; Klin, Ami
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v29 n3 p169-176 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the concurrent validity of subtests on the "Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language" (CASL) by comparing them with the assessment of communication and social skills on the "Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales" ("Vineland"). The participants were 35 children and adolescents with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who had received both the CASL and the "Vineland." Results of the study suggest that the Pragmatic Judgment and Inferences subtests of the CASL appeared to document the difficulties that individuals with ASD had in adaptive use of language for communication. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children