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dc.contributor.authorBejnö, H.
dc.contributor.authorRoll-Pettersson, L.
dc.contributor.authorKlintwall, L.
dc.contributor.authorLångh, U.
dc.contributor.authorOdom, S.
dc.contributor.authorBolte, Sven
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-19T04:18:02Z
dc.date.available2019-02-19T04:18:02Z
dc.date.created2019-02-19T03:58:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationBejnö, H. and Roll-Pettersson, L. and Klintwall, L. and Långh, U. and Odom, S. and Bolte, S. 2019. Cross-Cultural Content Validity of the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale in Sweden. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/74780
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10803-018-03870-5
dc.description.abstract

© 2019, The Author(s). Increasing rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and younger age at diagnosis pose a challenge to preschool intervention systems. In Sweden, most young autistic children receive intervention service in community-based preschool programs, but no tool is yet available to assess the quality of the preschool learning environment. This study adapted the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale Preschool/Elementary to Swedish community context (APERS-P-SE). Following translation and a multistep modification process, independent experts rated the content validity of the adaptation. Findings indicate high cross-cultural validity of the adapted APERS-P-SE. The cultural adaption process of the APERS-P-SE highlights similarities and differences between the American and Swedish preschool systems and their impact on early ASD intervention.

dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC
dc.titleCross-Cultural Content Validity of the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale in Sweden
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.issn0162-3257
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
curtin.departmentSchool of Occ Therapy, Social Work and Speech Path
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