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ERIC Number: EJ1166012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
School Age Outcomes of Children Diagnosed Early and Later with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Clark, Megan Louise Erin; Vinen, Zoe; Barbaro, Josephine; Dissanayake, Cheryl
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n1 p92-102 Jan 2018
Early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is considered best practice, increasing access to early intervention. Yet, many children are diagnosed after 3-years. The current study investigated the school age outcomes of children who received an early and later diagnosis of ASD. The cognitive and behavioural outcomes of children diagnosed early (n = 48), were compared to children diagnosed after 3-years (n = 37). Children diagnosed early accessed more intervention, demonstrated better verbal and overall cognition at school age, were more likely to attend mainstream school and required less ongoing support than children diagnosed later. Behavioural differences were not found between groups. Earlier diagnosis is important and is likely to promote more positive outcomes at school age due to increased opportunity for EI.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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