Reliability of the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Diagnostic For Children (ASD-DC)

Johnny L. Matson, Melissa L. Gonzalez, Jonathan Wilkins, Tessa T. Rivet

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Abstract

The reliability of a new scale to assess Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger's Disorder in children was examined. Parents or other caregivers rated symptoms of 207 children between 2 and 16 years of age. The scale, which had 40 items in the final version, correlated highly with DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria and proved to have good inter-rater reliability and, excellent test-retest, and internal consistency reliability. These data are considered to have clinical utility given the need to establish data-based distinctions between these three subtypes of ASD. Furthermore, the measure is part of a more extensive battery measuring comorbid psychopathology and challenging behaviors. Implications for future research of this comprehensive assessment battery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-545
Number of pages13
JournalResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Asperger Syndrome
International Classification of Diseases
Autistic Disorder
Psychopathology
Reproducibility of Results
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Caregivers
Parents
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Keywords

  • ASD-DC
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • PDD-NOS
  • Test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Reliability of the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Diagnostic For Children (ASD-DC). / Matson, Johnny L.; Gonzalez, Melissa L.; Wilkins, Jonathan; Rivet, Tessa T.

In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vol. 2, No. 3, 01.07.2008, p. 533-545.

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Matson, Johnny L. ; Gonzalez, Melissa L. ; Wilkins, Jonathan ; Rivet, Tessa T. / Reliability of the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Diagnostic For Children (ASD-DC). In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 533-545.
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