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Papp, Lauren M.; Hartley, Sigan L. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Parents of 5- to 12-year-old children (half had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder [ASD] and half were typically developing) provided reports of the most significant marital conflict of the day and ratings of child behaviors problems on a daily basis for 14 days. Mothers and fathers in the ASD group reported having more conflicts in…
Descriptors: Marital Satisfaction, Conflict, Parents, Children
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Rescorla, Leslie A.; Ghassabian, Akhgar; Ivanova, Masha Y.; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Tiemeier, Henning – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Although the Child Behavior Checklist 1½-5's 12-item "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders"-Autism Spectrum Problems Scale (formerly called Pervasive Developmental Problems scale) has been used in several studies as an autism spectrum disorder screener, the base rate and stability of its items and its measurement model…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Check Lists, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Guo, Cuihua; Luo, Meifang; Wang, Xuxiang; Huang, Saijun; Meng, Zhaoxue; Shao, Jie; Zhang, Xuan; Shao, Zhi; Wu, Jieling; Robins, Diana L.; Jing, Jin – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Although early detection of autism facilitates intervention, early detection strategies are not yet widespread in China. To improve the situation, the Chinese version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F) was validated. The sample included 7928 toddlers, aged 16 to 30 months, screened during their…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Toddlers
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Taylor, Briana J.; Sanders, Kevin B.; Kyle, Marie; Pedersen, Kahsi A.; Veenstra-Vanderweele, Jeremy; Siegel, Matthew – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Psychiatric hospitalization of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is common, but there is little comparative information available on different psychiatric hospital treatment models. Children with ASD ages 4-20 were enrolled upon admission to either a specialized (N = 53) or a general child psychiatric unit (N = 27). Caregivers completed…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Hospitals, Patients, Children, Adolescents
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Lane, Chloe; Van Herwegen, Jo; Freeth, Megan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Sotos syndrome is a congenital overgrowth syndrome associated with intellectual disability. This study investigated communicative abilities of children with Sotos syndrome (n = 31), using the Children's Communication Checklist, second edition. A cross-syndrome approach was used to establish the specificity of these abilities. Children with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Intellectual Disability
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Dovgan, Kristen N.; Mazurek, Micah O. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Social interaction difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorder can be challenging, especially during adolescence. In addition, high rates of comorbid internalizing disorders in autism spectrum disorder can lead to social isolation. With limited social activity participation, social deficits and internalizing problems in autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Friendship
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Nagy, Ede; Wehmeyer, Meike; Gaese, Franziska; Nicolai, Elisabeth; Schweitzer-Rothers, Jochen – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: This article describes the development of an Aggression and Restriction Observation Checklist (AROC) for use in residential and in-patient services for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The AROC was developed in collaboration between researchers and frontline staff. It assesses self-, person-, and object-directed aggressive…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Check Lists, Aggression
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Mpella, Maria; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Tsigilis, Nikolaos – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a theatrical play programme on social skills development for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Six children with ASD were selected by purposive sampling (M=10.6 years), and their typically developing peers (N=132) (M=10.3 years), attending general primary schools in Greece…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Conner, Caitlin M.; White, Susan W.; Beck, Kelly B.; Golt, Josh; Smith, Isaac C.; Mazefsky, Carla A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Emotion regulation impairments are common among individuals with autism spectrum disorder and are believed to often underlie commonly seen problems with aggression, depression, and anxiety. The Emotional Awareness and Skills Enhancement program was developed to reduce emotion regulation impairment and thereby improve behavioral disturbance, via…
Descriptors: Self Control, Emotional Response, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Rescorla, Leslie A.; Given, Courtney; Glynn, Siobhan; Ivanova, Masha Y.; Achenbach, Thomas M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study tested international similarities and differences in scores on a scale comprising 12 items identified by international mental health experts as being very consistent with the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (5th ed.) category of autism spectrum disorder. Participants were 19,850 preschoolers in 24…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Child Behavior
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Pinchover, Shulamit; Shulman, Cory – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Play and playfulness have a key role in children's development. Not enough is known about the playfulness of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its relationship to children's behavioural problems, as well as the role of caregiver behaviours during play in this relationship. The present study examines the moderating role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dawson-Squibb, John-Joe; de Vries, Petrus J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Despite the need for parent education and training programmes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is no generally-accepted evaluation framework to select programmes for different settings. Here we generated an evaluation framework using a multi-stakeholder, implementation science approach. Purposive sampling identified ASD experts,…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Evaluation
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Rescorla, Leslie A.; Winder-Patel, Breanna M.; Paterson, Sarah J.; Pandey, Juhi; Wolff, Jason J.; Schultz, Robert T.; Piven, Joseph – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The screening power of the CBCL/1½-5's Withdrawn and "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders"-Pervasive Developmental Problems (DSM-PDP) scales to identify children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 24 months was tested in a longitudinal, familial high-risk study. Participants were 56 children at high risk for…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Check Lists, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Levy, Susan E.; Rescorla, Leslie A.; Chittams, Jesse L.; Kral, Tanja J.; Moody, Eric J.; Pandey, Juhi; Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A.; Pomykacz, Alison T.; Ramirez, AnnJosette; Reyes, Nuri; Rosenberg, Cordelia Robinson; Schieve, Laura; Thompson, Aleda; Young, Lisa; Zhang, Jing; Wiggins, Lisa – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
We analyzed CBCL/1½-5 Pervasive Developmental Problems (DSM-PDP) scores in 3- to 5-year-olds from the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), a multi-site case control study, with the objective to discriminate children with ASD (N = 656) from children with Developmental Delay (DD) (N = 646), children with Developmental Delay (DD) plus ASD…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Screening Tests, Check Lists