Journal article

Performance of the Autism Observation Scale for Infants with community-ascertained infants showing early signs of autism

Kristelle Hudry, Lacey Chetcuti, Maryam Boutrus, Sarah Pillar, Emma K Baker, Stefanie Dimov, Josephine Barbaro, Jonathan Green, Andrew Jo Whitehouse, Kandice J Varcin

AUTISM | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

LAY ABSTRACT: We investigated whether a commonly used research assessment - the Autism Observation Scale for Infants (AOSI) - accurately measures autism behaviours among infants showing early signs of autism identified within the community. The AOSI is often included in studies tracking the development of infants at increased likelihood of autism, such as the infant siblings of diagnosed children. However, the suitability of this measure has not previously been tested with community-referred infants. We administered the AOSI with infants when aged 9 to 14 months and again 6 months later. Our researchers - independent of the AOSI development team and newly trained on this measure - were able ..

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