ERIC Number: EJ1214714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Validating and Applying the CSBS-ITC in Neurogenetic Syndromes
Hamrick, Lisa R.; Tonnsen, Bridgette L.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v124 n3 p263-285 May 2019
Although social communication skills are commonly delayed in children with neurogenetic syndromes (NGS), skill profiles in very young children are largely under characterized, in part due to the lack of validated assessment measures appropriate for these populations. We addressed this gap by validating and applying a popular early social communication screening measure, the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile -- Infant-Toddler Checklist (CSBS-ITC) in three previously understudied neurogenetic groups: Angelman, Prader-Willi, and Williams syndromes. Our results suggest that when used within the appropriate scope of screening and surveillance, the CSBS-ITC detects meaningful variability in skills across ages in young children with NGS and may provide useful information about both individual- and population-level social communication profiles in these populations.
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Genetic Disorders, Test Validity, Interpersonal Communication, Screening Tests, Neurological Impairments, Young Children
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://www.aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales
Grant or Contract Numbers: K23MH111955