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Adaptive behavior profiles in young children with autism spectrum disorder diagnosed under DSM-5 criteria

RE Nevill, D Hedley, M Uljarević, E Butter, JA Mulick

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background This study explored adaptive behavior profiles in a clinical sample of well-characterized children aged one to three years with ASD. Method Profiles were compared to a sample of children with non-ASD developmental delays. Cluster analyses were performed to determine whether differences in adaptive skills effectively distinguished children with ASD from other young children presenting for assessment due to behavioral or other concerns, but who received other non-ASD diagnoses. Results A profile of motor > daily living > socialization > communication skills was found in both children with ASD and children with non-spectrum diagnoses, showing that this profile is not unique to young ..

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