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ERIC Number: EJ831602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Dimensional Structure of the Autism Phenotype: Relations between Early Development and Current Presentation
Kamp-Becker, Inge; Ghahreman, Mardjan; Smidt, Judith; Remschmidt, Helmut
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n4 p557-571 Apr 2009
The dimensional structure of higher functioning autism phenotype was investigated by factor analysis. The goal of this study was to identify the degree to which early symptoms of autism (measured using the ADI-R) could be predictive of the current symptoms of autism as identified using the ADOS, the adaptive behavior scales, IQ scores and theory of mind scores. Participants included 140 subjects with Full Scale IQ greater than 70 (104 with autism spectrum diagnosis, 36 with non autism diagnosis, age range 6-24). For the early development as well as for the current presentation a multi-factor solution was found. In line with other studies we found that the social interaction and communication domains are closely related to one factor namely: Social communication. An additional factor implies anxious and compulsive behavior which is associated with current social communication functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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