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ERIC Number: EJ886522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Convergent Validity of the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Diagnostic for Children (ASD-DC) and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
Matson, Johnny L.; Hess, Julie A.; Mahan, Sara; Fodstad, Jill C.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v4 n4 p741-745 Oct-Dec 2010
The purpose of this paper was to further establish the validity of the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Diagnostic for Children (ASD-DC). The methodology consisted of testing the similarity of findings between the ASD-DC and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), which proved to be statistically significant for subscale content scores on social, communication, and rituals/insistence on sameness/restrictive interest subfactors. Secondly, the ASD-DC and ADI-R were compared to clinically derived diagnoses based on diagnostic interviews, rating scales, a DSM-IV/ICD-10 symptom checklist, observations of the child, clinical judgment, and an in-depth parent interview. Twenty-six children in the study met criteria for ASD while six did not. The ASD-DC correctly identified 73% of the ASD group and 67% of the controls, while the ADI-R correctly identified 46% of the ASD group and 100% of the controls. The implications of these data are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia