03-12-2019 | Original Paper
Piloting the Use of a Short Observation List for ASD-Symptoms in Day-Care: Challenges and Further Possibilities
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2020Log in om toegang te krijgen
Early symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develop through the second year of life, making a stable ASD diagnosis possible around 24 months of age. However, in general, children with ASD are diagnosed later. In this study we explored the use of a short observation list to detect symptoms associated with ASD in children 12–24 months of age attending typical day-care centers. The results indicate that a short observation list used by day-care teachers does not reveal sufficient properties to be independently used in young children in day-care centers. Further studies should explore multiple and repeated measures for early detection of symptoms associated with ASD in typical day-care centers.