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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.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.

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.titleJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
curtin.departmentSchool of Occ Therapy, Social Work and Speech Path
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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