Comparing Behavioral Profiles for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities Using the BASC-2 Parent Rating Scales–Preschool Form

Lauren M. Gardner, Jonathan M. Campbell, Andrew J. Bush, Laura Murphy

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Abstract

We contrasted Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition–Parent Rating Scales–Preschool Form (BASC-2 PRS-P) parent ratings for 242 (52% African American; 39% White) preschool-aged children from three diagnostic groups: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and ASD and ID (ASD/ID). Across diagnostic groups, atypical behavior, attention, and adaptive functioning were rated as problematic; Developmental Social Disorders (DSD) scores were elevated across diagnostic groups and did not differ. Several BASC-2 clinical and adaptive scales differed across diagnostic groups, with parent-rated aggression higher for the ID group, parent-rated social withdrawal higher for the ASD group, and parent-rated social skills lower for the ASD/ID group. No differences in BASC-2 scores were found across African American and White preschoolers. The BASC-2 identified problem areas in a preschool clinical sample that were consistent with those of preschoolers with developmental disabilities. However, findings did not support use of the DSD as an ASD-specific screening measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-551
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

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Comparing Behavioral Profiles for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities Using the BASC-2 Parent Rating Scales–Preschool Form. / Gardner, Lauren M.; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Bush, Andrew J.; Murphy, Laura.

In: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 36, No. 6, 01.09.2018, p. 535-551.

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