ERIC Number: EJ1038298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Validation of the New England Center for Children-Core Skills Assessment
Dickson, Chata A.; MacDonald, Rebecca P. F.; Mansfield, Renee; Guilhardi, Paulo; Johnson, Cammarie; Ahearn, William H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n1 p65-74 Jan 2014
We investigated the social validity of the NECC Core Skills Assessment (NECC-CSA) with parents and professionals as participants. The NECC-CSA is a measurement tool consisting of direct and indirect measures of skills important to all individuals with autism, across the lifespan. Participants (N = 245) were provided with a list of 66 skills, 47 of which were Core Skills from the NECC-CSA, and were asked to indicate which items they considered to be foundational. Participants endorsed items from the NECC-CSA as foundational skills, more than they endorsed the other items. Differences between parents and professionals are described and detailed with respect to individual assessment items. The NECC-CSA consists of socially validated skills that can be taken as a starting point for programs of instruction for individuals with ASDs.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Basic Skills, Measures (Individuals), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents, Professional Personnel, Differences, Test Items
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