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ERIC Number: EJ833061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Screening for Asperger Syndrome in School-Age Children: Issues and Instruments
Reilly, Colin; Campbell, Audrey; Keran, Patricia
Educational Psychology in Practice, v25 n1 p37-52 Mar 2009
Many children with Asperger syndrome are not identified prior to school entry, and difficulties associated with the condition may only become evident when a child enters school. Failure to identify children with the syndrome may lead to increased risk for psychopathology, and lack of understanding of the reasons for social and communicative impairments, and the display of atypical behaviours. Therefore, there is a great need for effective screening instruments to be used with at risk children. This article reviews a number of screening instruments for Asperger syndrome and higher functioning autism spectrum disorders, and highlights the need for surveillance for the conditions among professionals who work in educational settings. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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