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Pathak, Manina; Bennett, Amanda; Shui, Amy M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder have deficits in adaptive functioning. This study examines the adaptive behavior, its association with cognitive ability, gender, age, and symptom severity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Using data from Autism Treatment Network registry, the adaptive behavior profiles were examined in 2538…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior
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Mazurek, Micah O.; Lu, Frances; Macklin, Eric A.; Handen, Benjamin L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The newest edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (5th ed., DSM-5) introduced substantial changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder, including new severity level ratings for social communication and restricted and repetitive behavior domains. The purpose of this study was to evaluate…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Goodwin, Anthony; Matthews, Nicole L.; Smith, Christopher J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Despite efforts to detect autism spectrum disorder during toddlerhood, many children with autism spectrum disorder remain undiagnosed until school age. To identify characteristics of children whose autism spectrum disorder might not be diagnosed during toddlerhood, this study used archived Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised records to examine the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children
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Duncan, Amie; Ruble, Lisa A.; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Thomas, Carrie; Stark, Lori J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Daily living skills deficits are strongly associated with poor adult outcomes for individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and yet, there are no group interventions targeting daily living skills. Seven adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their parents participated in a feasibility pilot of a 12-week manualized group…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents
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Chowdhury, Monali; Aman, Michael G.; Lecavalier, Luc; Smith, Tristram; Johnson, Cynthia; Swiezy, Naomi; McCracken, James T.; King, Bryan; McDougle, Christopher J.; Bearss, Karen; Deng, Yanhong; Scahill, Lawrence – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Previously, we adapted the Home Situations Questionnaire to measure behavioral non-compliance in everyday settings in children with pervasive developmental disorders. In this study, we further revised this instrument for use in autism spectrum disorder and examined its psychometric properties (referred to as the Home Situations…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Jones, Kyle B.; Cottle, Kristina; Bakian, Amanda; Farley, Megan; Bilder, Deborah; Coon, Hilary; McMahon, William M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study describes medical conditions experienced by a population-based cohort of adults with autism spectrum disorder whose significant developmental concerns were apparent during childhood. As part of a 25-year outcome study of autism spectrum disorder in adulthood, medical histories were collected on 92 participants (N = 69 males) who were…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Hepburn, Susan L.; Blakeley-Smith, Audrey; Wolff, Brian; Reaven, Judy A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Youth with autism spectrum disorders frequently experience significant symptoms of anxiety. Empirically supported psychosocial interventions exist, yet access is limited, especially for families in rural areas. Telehealth (i.e. videoconferencing) has potential to reduce barriers to access to care; however, little is known about the feasibility or…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Health Promotion
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Kirby, Anne V.; Dickie, Virginia A.; Baranek, Grace T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
First-person perspectives of children with autism spectrum disorder are rarely included in research, yet their voices may help more clearly illuminate their needs. This study involved phenomenological interviews with children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 12, ages 4-13) used to gain insights about their sensory experiences. This article…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sensory Experience, Phenomenology
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Farmer, Cristan; Butter, Eric; Mazurek, Micah O.; Cowan, Charles; Lainhart, Janet; Cook, Edwin H.; DeWitt, Mary Beth; Aman, Michael – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
A gap exists in the literature regarding aggression in autism spectrum disorders and how this behavior compares to other groups. In this multisite study, the "Children's Scale for Hostility and Aggression: Reactive/Proactive" and the Aggression subscale of the "Child Behavior Checklist" were rated for 414 children with autism…
Descriptors: Aggression, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Baum, Katherine T.; Shear, Paula K.; Howe, Steven R.; Bishop, Somer L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
In autism spectrum disorders, results of cognitive testing inform clinical care, theories of neurodevelopment, and research design. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Stanford-Binet are commonly used in autism spectrum disorder evaluations and scores from these tests have been shown to be highly correlated in typically developing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intelligence Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Rao, Patricia A.; Landa, Rebecca J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are neurodevelopmental disorders that cannot be codiagnosed under existing diagnostic guidelines ("Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association," 4th ed., text rev.). However, reports are emerging that attention deficit hyperactivity…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity
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Freeman, Stephanny; Kasari, Connie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Although the literature on parent-child interactions in young children with autism has examined dyadic style, synchrony, and sustained engagement, the examination of parental skill in sustaining and developing play skills themselves has not been targeted. This study examined the extent to which parents of young children with autism match and…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Autism, Play