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Castro, Kamila; Perry, Ingrid Schweigert; Ferreira, Gabriela Pachecho; Marchezan, Josemar; Becker, Michele; Riesgo, Rudimar – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study aims to translate the Brief Autism Mealtime Behaviour Inventory (BAMBI) questionnaire to Brazilian Portuguese, in order to provide a tool to be used in clinic routine that encourages the evaluation of the feeding behaviour of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The final sample contained 410 participants, the mean age was 9.58…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Portuguese, Questionnaires
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do Egito, Julia Horta Tabosa; Ferreira, Gabrielle Martins Ribeiro; Gonçalves, Manoela Izidoro; Osório, Ana Alexandra Caldas – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This study examined the factor structure of the Brazilian version of the "Autism-Spectrum Quotient". This is a self-report questionnaire for continuous and quantitative assessment of autistic spectrum traits in adults. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed on the five-factor model ("social skill," "attention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Factor Structure, Questionnaires
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Mahdi, Soheil; Albertowski, Katja; Almodayfer, Omar; Arsenopoulou, Vaia; Carucci, Sara; Dias, José Carlos; Khalil, Mohammad; Knüppel, Ane; Langmann, Anika; Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet; da Cunha, Graccielle Rodrigues; Uchiyama, Tokio; Wolff, Nicole; Selb, Melissa; Granlund, Mats; de Vries, Petrus J.; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Bölte, Sven – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This is the fourth international preparatory study designed to develop International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, and Children and Youth version, ICF-CY) Core Sets for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Examine functioning of individuals diagnosed with ASD as documented by the ICF-CY in a variety of clinical settings. A…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Models
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Paula, Cristiane S.; Ribeiro, Sabrina H.; Fombonne, Eric; Mercadante, Marcos T. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
This pilot study presents preliminary results concerning the prevalence of Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) in South America. It was a three-phase study conducted in a typical town in Southeast Brazil. Case definition was based in a combination of standardized instruments and clinical evaluations by experts. The prevalence of PDD was…
Descriptors: Incidence, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Foreign Countries
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Steiner, Carlos Eduardo; Guerreiro, Marilisa Mantovani; Marques-de-Faria, Antonia Paula – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2004
The authors describe a boy presenting with acrocallosal syndrome and autism. Clinical features included craniofacial dysmorphisms, polydactyly, and mental retardation, besides behavioral symptoms compatible with autism. Neuroimaging revealed hypoplasia of the corpus callosum and cerebellar abnormalities. The role of this entity and other…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Autism
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Estecio, Marcos Roberto Higino; Fett-Conte, Agnes Cristina; Varella-Garcia, Marileila; Fridman, Cintia; Silva, Ana Elizabete – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
This study evaluated cytogenetic and molecular parameters in 30 Brazilian youths with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). The high frequency of chromosomopathies found support the hypothesis that PDDs may develop as a consequence to chromosomal abnormalities and justify the cytogenetic and molecular assessment during diagnosis…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Congenital Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Assumpcao, F. B., Jr. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1998
A case study is presented of a Brazilian adolescent with a behavioral profile meeting the criteria of autism. After clinical and laboratory examinations, it was found that he had an abnormal karyotype. The need for case studies to develop data for defining an etiological basis for diagnosis is emphasized. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Case Studies, Clinical Diagnosis