Brief Report: The ADOS Calibrated Severity Score Best Measures Autism Diagnostic Symptom Severity in Pre-School Children.

We just began a large new study on
Autism, ADHD, Anxiety & Depression in 12-17 year-olds.
Read more and learn how you can help!

TitleBrief Report: The ADOS Calibrated Severity Score Best Measures Autism Diagnostic Symptom Severity in Pre-School Children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsWiggins, LD, Barger, B, Moody, E, Soke, G, Pandey, J, Levy, S
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume49
Issue7
Pagination2999-3006
Date Published2019 Jul
ISSN1573-3432
KeywordsAutism Spectrum Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Calibration, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child, Preschool, Demography, Developmental Disabilities, Female, Humans, Intellectual Disability, Interpersonal Relations, Language Development Disorders, Male, Personality Disorders
Abstract

The severity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often measured by co-occurring conditions, such as intellectual disability or language delay, rather than deficits in social interaction, and restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule calibrated severity score (ADOS CSS) was created to facilitate comparison of the diagnostic features of ASD independent of related conditions over time. We examined the relationship between the ADOS CSS, ADOS total score, and clinician rated degree of impairment (DOI) in the Study to Explore Early Development. Like others, we confirmed that, among the measures we evaluated, the ADOS CSS was least influenced by developmental functioning and demographic factors and is therefore the best measure of core features of ASD in pre-school children.

DOI10.1007/s10803-017-3072-x
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID28265795
PubMed Central IDPMC5756129
Grant ListU10DD000184 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /
U10 DD000180 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
U10DD000181 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /
U10DD000498 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /
U10DD000180 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /
U10 DD000181 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
U10DD000183 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /
U10 DD000184 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
U01 DD001210 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
U01 DD000498 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
CC999999 / / Intramural CDC HHS / United States
U10 DD000182 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
U10DD000182 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /
U10 DD000183 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States