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Title: The Psychometric Properties of a New Measure of Sensory Behaviors in Autistic Children
Authors: Neil, L
Green, D
Pellicano, E
Keywords: Sensory Questionnaire;Sensory behaviors;Sensory sensitivities;Autism
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2017
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017, 47 (4), pp. 1261 - 1268
Abstract: Unusual reactions to sensory input became part of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in the DSM-5. Measures accurately assessing these symptoms are important for clinical decisions. This study examined the reliability and validity of the Sensory Behavior Questionnaire, a parent-report scale designed to assess frequency and impact of sensory behaviors in autistic children. The scale demonstrated excellent internal consistency and concurrent validity, and was a better predictor of autistic symptoms than the Short Sensory Profile within a group of 66 school-age autistic children. The scale also successfully discriminated between autistic and typical children of similar age and ability. The Sensory Behavior Questionnaire has potential as a measure of sensory behaviors in children on the autism spectrum.
ISSN: 0162-3257
Appears in Collections:Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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