ERIC Number: EJ851631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Evaluation of the ADOS Revised Algorithm: The Applicability in 558 Dutch Children and Adolescents
de Bildt, Annelies; Sytema, Sjoerd; van Lang, Natasja D. J.; Minderaa, Ruud B.; van Engeland, Herman; de Jonge, Maretha V.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n9 p1350-1358 Sep 2009
The revised ADOS algorithms, proposed by Gotham et al. (J Autism Dev Disord 37:613-627, 2007), were investigated in an independent sample of 558 Dutch children (modules 1, 2 and 3). The revised algorithms lead to better balanced sensitivity and specificity for modules 2 and 3, without losing efficiency of the classification. Including the restricted repetitive behaviour domain in the algorithm contributes to a clinical ASD classification in modules 2 and 3. For module 1, the results indicate less improvement, probably due to the low-functioning population. In most groups, the advantages of the revised algorithms are achieved without losing the strength of the original algorithm.
Descriptors: Autism, Diagnostic Tests, Classification, Mathematics, Repetition, Behavior, Children, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands