ERIC Number: EJ843484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Brief Report: The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at Different Cognitive Levels
Perry, Adrienne; Flanagan, Helen E.; Dunn Geier, Jennifer; Freeman, Nancy L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n7 p1066-1078 Jul 2009
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) data were examined in a large sample of young children with ASD (n = 290) of varying cognitive levels. IQ was higher than VABS composite score among high functioning children only; the opposite pattern was found in lower IQ subgroups. Profile analysis of VABS domains across cognitive levels demonstrated different profiles in different subgroups. A characteristic "autism profile" was found for most subgroups for Age Equivalents but not Standard Scores. In a small set of matched pairs (n = 28) of children with autism versus MR, significantly different profiles were found, with Socialization and Communication lower in autism, but no differences were found between matched pairs of children with autism and PDD-NOS (n = 48). Correlations between age, cognitive level, and adaptive level were also reported, and regression analyses indicated that autism severity accounts for a modest amount of unique variance in Socialization and Daily Living Skills.
Descriptors: Socialization, Autism, Intelligence Quotient, Young Children, Adjustment (to Environment), Daily Living Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychometrics, Test Validity, Profiles, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Communication Skills, Age Differences, Cognitive Ability, Severity (of Disability)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales