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Steiner, Amanda Mossman; Gengoux, Grace W.; Klin, Ami; Chawarska, Katarzyna – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
Presently there is limited research to suggest efficacious interventions for infants at-risk for autism. Pivotal response treatment (PRT) has empirical support for use with preschool children with autism, but there are no reports in the literature utilizing this approach with infants. In the current study, a developmental adaptation of PRT was…
Descriptors: Autism, Infants, Fidelity, At Risk Persons
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Kleinman, Jamie M.; Robins, Diana L.; Ventola, Pamela E.; Pandey, Juhi; Boorstein, Hilary C.; Esser, Emma L.; Wilson, Leandra B.; Rosenthal, Michael A.; Sutera, Saasha; Verbalis, Alyssa D.; Barton, Marianne; Hodgson, Sarah; Green, James; Dumont-Mathieu, Thyde; Volkmar, Fred; Chawarska, Katarzyna; Klin, Ami; Fein, Deborah – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often go undetected in toddlers. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) was used to screen 3,793 children aged 16-30 months from low- and high-risk sources; screen positive cases were diagnostically evaluated. Re-screening was performed on 1,416 children aged 42-54 months. Time1 Positive Predictive…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Autism, Toddlers, Children
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Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Thurm, Audrey; Stone, Wendy; Baranek, Grace; Bryson, Susan; Iverson, Jana; Kau, Alice; Klin, Ami; Lord, Cathy; Landa, Rebecca; Rogers, Sally; Sigman, Marian – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
Detecting early signs of autism is essential for timely diagnosis and initiation of effective interventions. Several research groups have initiated prospective studies of high-risk populations including infant siblings, to systematically collect data on early signs within a longitudinal design. Despite the potential advantages of prospective…
Descriptors: Infants, Siblings, Autism, At Risk Persons