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ERIC Number: ED569927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-1
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Parent-Reported Repetitive Behavior in Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum
Schertz, Hannah H.; Odom, Samuel L.; Baggett, Baggett M.; Sideris, John H.
Grantee Submission, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n10 p3308-3316 Oct-Dec 2016
Toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were assessed on the Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised (RBS-R), which we found to have acceptable internal consistency. Stereotypical subscale scores showed a negligible association with cognitive level, but correlated more strongly with adaptive and social indicators. Relative to earlier reported RBS-R scores for older age groups, toddlers' scores trended toward higher stereotyped behavior and lower ritualistic/sameness behavior. Our findings on associations with developmental indicators align with those of researchers who used more resource-intensive repetitive behavior measures. The convergence of these findings with those derived from other measurement methods suggests that the RBS-R, a cost effective parent-report measure, is a viable means of assessing repetitive behavior in toddlers with autism. [This article was published in "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders," v46 n10 p3308-3316 Oct-Dec 2016 (see EJ1115308).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Kansas; North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mullen Scales of Early Learning; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120291