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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
The validity, reliability and factor structure of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviour Checklist-Revised (ASDBC-R) were measured in a sample of 140 boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged between 6 and 18¬†years. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was satisfactory and the ASDBC-R significantly correlated with the Social Responsiveness…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention, Planning, Test Validity
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The association between aberrant behaviour and depression was examined in a sample of 150 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder via parent ratings on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Major Depressive Disorder subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory (CASI-4-D). Although several subscales of the ABC were significantly…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Depression (Psychology), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Depression is highly prevalent in children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), potentially confounding accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Although information about the depressive status of a child is often collected from parents, there is evidence of distortion in parental assessments of their offspring's depression. This…
Descriptors: Mothers, Sons, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
The prevalence, severity and symptom profiles for major depressive disorder (MDD) were compared in samples of boys and adolescents with and without an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Self-reports were obtained on the Depression subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptoms Inventory (CASI-D) with 70 ASD and 50 non-ASD male participants between the…
Descriptors: Incidence, Severity (of Disability), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Males