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ERIC Number: EJ1343899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
EISSN: EISSN-1573-3432
Use of the Children's Communication Checklist-2 in School-Aged Students with Autism: A Psychometric Analysis
Nowell, Sallie W.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Sam, Ann M.; Odom, Samuel L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v52 n9 p4089-4099 Sep 2022
Measurement of social-pragmatic communication skills is essential for clinicians and researchers working with school-aged children on the autism spectrum. Many measures of these skills require time-intensive training and coding that is impractical for clinical assessment settings. Using a sample of 299 elementary school children (M = 8.6 years, sd = 1.7) with autism whose teachers completed the Children's Communication Checklist-2, we evaluated the psychometric properties of the CCC-2, a commonly used measure of social-pragmatic skills in order to assist researchers and clinicians in identifying the utility of this measure related to their assessment needs. Our results indicate strong psychometric properties for the CCC-2 with this population and a 3-factor model fit: Structural Language, Pragmatic Communication, and Pragmatic Social. Evidence of racial/ethnic bias was found for the structural language factor. Clinical recommendations are provided for using the CCC-2 with students with autism as reported by teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A150047; R324A170028