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The Classroom Observation Schedule to Measure Intentional Communication (COSMIC): An Observational Measure of the Intentional Communication of Children with Autism in an Unstructured Classroom Setting

Auteurs: Greg Pasco, Rosanna K. Gordon, Patricia Howlin, Tony Charman

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2008

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Abstract

The Classroom Observation Schedule to Measure Intentional Communication (COSMIC) was devised to provide ecologically valid outcome measures for a communication-focused intervention trial. Ninety-one children with autism spectrum disorder aged 6 years 10 months (SD 16 months) were videoed during their everyday snack, teaching and free play activities. Inter-rater reliability was high and relevant items showed significant associations with comparable items from concurrent Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule—Generic (Lord et al. 2000, J Autism Dev Disord 30(3):205–223) assessments. In a subsample of 28 children initial differences in rates of initiations, initiated speech/vocalisation and commenting were predictive of language and communication competence 15 months later. Results suggest that the use of observational measures of intentional communication in natural settings is a valuable assessment strategy for research and clinical practice.
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ADOS module 1 Communication domain items contributing to ALCC score: A1 Overall Level of Non-Echoed Language; A2 Frequency of Vocalization Directed to Others; A7 Pointing; A8 Gestures.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Classroom Observation Schedule to Measure Intentional Communication (COSMIC): An Observational Measure of the Intentional Communication of Children with Autism in an Unstructured Classroom Setting
Auteurs
Greg Pasco
Rosanna K. Gordon
Patricia Howlin
Tony Charman
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-008-0569-3

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