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dc.contributor.authorNilsson Jobs, E.
dc.contributor.authorBolte, Sven
dc.contributor.authorFalck-Ytter, T.
dc.identifier.citationNilsson Jobs, E. and Bolte, S. and Falck-Ytter, T. 2018. Spotting Signs of Autism in 3-Year-Olds: Comparing Information from Parents and Preschool Staff. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49 (3): pp. 1232–1241.

© 2018, The Author(s). Preschool informants may provide valuable information about symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of ratings by preschool staff with those by parents of 3-year-old children using the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment Preschool Forms. The sample consisted of 32 children at familial risk for ASD without diagnosis, 10 children at risk for ASD with diagnosis, and 14 low-risk typically developing controls. Preschool staff ratings were more accurate than parent ratings at differentiating children with and without ASD, and more closely associated with clinician-rated symptoms. These results point to the value of information from preschool informants in early detection and diagnostic assessments.

dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC
dc.titleSpotting Signs of Autism in 3-Year-Olds: Comparing Information from Parents and Preschool Staff
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
curtin.departmentSchool of Occ Therapy, Social Work and Speech Path
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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