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ERIC Number: EJ966640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Convergent Validity of the Autism Spectrum Disorders-Diagnostic Adult (ASD-DA) with the Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Autism Subscale of the Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-II (DASH-II)
Belva, Brian C.; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A.; Kozlowski, Allison M.; Bamburg, Jay W.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n2 p752-756 Apr-Jun 2012
The "Autism Spectrum Disorders-Diagnosis for Adults" ("ASD-DA") is a standardized assessment used to measure autistic symptomatology in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). In order to further establish the validity of this measure, convergent validity of the "ASD-DA" was established by comparing "ASD-DA" total and subscales scores with the Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Autism (PDD/Autism) subscale score on the "Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-II" ("DASH-II"). Data was collected from 278 adults residing in two large supports and services centers in the southeastern region of the United States. The "ASD-DA" total scores and all subscale scores correlated with the PDD/Autism subscale score at the p less than 0.001 level, further supporting the validity of the "ASD-DA" as a valid measure of autistic symptoms in adults with ID. The implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped