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J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Apr;48(4):1069-1080. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3410-z.

Do Parents and Clinicians Agree on Ratings of Autism-Related Behaviors at 12 Months of Age? A Study of Infants at High and Low Risk for ASD.

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Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.


Given the emphasis on early screening for ASD, it is crucial to examine the concordance between parent report and clinician observation of autism-related behaviors. Similar items were compared from the First Year Inventory (Baranek et al. First-Year Inventory (FYI) 2.0. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2003), a parent screener for ASD, and the ADOS-2 Toddler Module (Lord et al. 2013), a standardized ASD diagnostic tool. Measures were administered concurrently to 12-month-olds at high and low risk for ASD. Results suggest that clinicians and parents rated behaviors similarly. In addition, both informants rated high-risk infants as more impaired in several social-communication behaviors. Furthermore, the format of questions impacted agreement across observers. These findings have implications for the development of a new generation of screening instruments for ASD.


ADOS-T; ASD; Clinical assessment; FYI; High-risk infants; Infancy; Parent questionnaires; Screening

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