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Adams, Dawn; Paynter, Jessica; Clark, Megan; Roberts, Jacqueline; Keen, Deb – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
High levels of emotional/behavioural difficulties are frequently reported in children on the autism spectrum. However, given the diversity in profiles, there is a need to explore such behaviours in relation to individual factors. Parents of 130 children aged 4-5 on the autism spectrum completed measures of behaviour and adaptive behaviour.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems
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Park, Carlie J.; Yelland, Gregory W.; Taffe, John R.; Gray, Kylie M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
This study investigated the relationship between structural language skills, and communication skills, adaptive behavior, and emotional and behavior problems in pre-school children with autism. Participants were aged 3-5 years with autism (n = 27), and two comparison groups of children with developmental delay without autism (n = 12) and typically…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Developmental Delays, Autism, Receptive Language
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Gray, K. M.; Tonge, B. J.; Sweeney, D. J.; Einfeld, S. L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
The ability to identify children who require specialist assessment for the possibility of autism at as early an age as possible has become a growing area of research. A number of measures have been developed as potential screening tools for autism. The reliability and validity of one of these measures for screening for autism in young children…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Autism, Interrater Reliability, Young Children
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Dekker, Marielle C.; Nunn, Russell J.; Einfeld, Stewart E.; Tonge, Bruce J.; Koot, Hans M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
Analysis of parent and teacher Developmental Behavior Checklist (DBC) ratings on a combined sample of 1,536 Dutch and Australian children (ages 3-22) with mild to profound intellectual disabilities produced five subscales: Disruptive/Antisocial, Self-Absorbed, Communication Disturbance, Anxiety, and Social Relating. Internal consistency of the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Anxiety, Behavior Problems
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Hastings, Richard P.; Brown, Tony; Mount, Rebecca H.; Cormack, K. F. Magnus – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2001
This study performed a factor analysis of the Developmental Behavior Checklist (DBC) with 531 children and adolescents with mental retardation. The DBC is intended to assess psychopathology in youth with mental retardation. Findings indicated substantial overlap with the factor analyses of the scale's developers and high levels of internal…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Check Lists, Emotional Disturbances, Factor Analysis
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Einfeld, Stewart L.; Tonge, Bruce J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1995
This article describes the development and validation of the Developmental Behavior Checklist for children with emotional and behavior problems along with mental retardation. The article discusses generating and refining the checklist items, results of a principal components analysis, establishing reliability and construct and criterion validity,…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Check Lists