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ERIC Number: EJ798913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Reliability of the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Diagnostic for Children (ASD-DC)
Matson, Johnny L.; Gonzalez, Melissa L.; Wilkins, Jonathan; Rivet, Tessa T.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v2 n3 p533-545 Jul-Sep 2008
The reliability of a new scale to assess Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger's Disorder in children was examined. Parents or other caregivers rated symptoms of 207 children between 2 and 16 years of age. The scale, which had 40 items in the final version, correlated highly with DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria and proved to have good inter-rater reliability and, excellent test-retest, and internal consistency reliability. These data are considered to have clinical utility given the need to establish data-based distinctions between these three subtypes of ASD. Furthermore, the measure is part of a more extensive battery measuring comorbid psychopathology and challenging behaviors. Implications for future research of this comprehensive assessment battery are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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