Daniene Neal

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OBJECTIVE Investigations about first concerns among parents of toddlers with ASD and comparisons of the same with children diagnosed with other developmental disorders are scarce. METHOD The current study utilized a sample of toddlers diagnosed with an ASD or other developmental delay and examined the nature of parents' first concern and the age of first(More)
BACKGROUND The Autism Spectrum Disorder Observation for Children (ASD-OC) is a new observation scale used to assess autistic symptomatology. As the publication of the fifth edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is approaching, exploring the effect of the changing DSM criteria has begun to occur. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare(More)
Social skills are an important part of development, and deficits in this area have long-term impacts on a child. As a result, clinicians should include a measure of social skills as part of a comprehensive assessment. There are a few well-researched measures of social skills that are currently used, including the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with(More)
OBJECTIVE The diagnostic stability of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at very young ages continues to be debated, despite empirical evidence that ASDs can be reliably diagnosed in children under the age of 3 years. This topic is of the upmost importance given that early intervention increases long-term outcomes in this population. METHODS The goal of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of symptom severity of ASD and symptom severity of inattention and impulsivity in toddlers to determine the potential impact on social skills. METHODS A total of 240 toddlers diagnosed with ASD, ranging in age from 17-36 months, were included in this study. Parents or legal guardians were(More)
Challenging behaviors in persons with intellectual disabilities are primary target for treatment in mental health clinics and institutions. Furthermore, an increasing number of people are receiving psychotropic medications for the management of their challenging behaviors. Many people are often treated with high doses of multiple psychotropic medications(More)
An automated gas chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (GC/MS/MS) based method for the rapid determination of tebufelone (TE) in animal and human plasma has been routinely applied in our laboratory to more than 3000 samples over a 2-year period. The selectivity of MS/MS conducted on a triple quadrupole instrument, combined with the use of a(More)
Musculoskeletal dysfunction is a common feature of haemophilia and along with other manifestations of this condition, there is a general perception that health-related quality of life (QoL) will be affected. Previous research using standardized questionnaires has demonstrated that QoL is lower in haemophilia groups compared with normal populations. However,(More)
Owing to the improvements in the management of haemophilia, children with severe haemophilia in the United Kingdom have very different experiences of their condition compared with many adults' early experiences of haemophilia. However, haemophilia can still have physical and social effects which can impact on the quality of life, not only for a child who(More)
The command and control approach is compared with the Emergent Human Resources Model (EHRM) approach to emergency management. Four decades of systematic research shows that a rigid, bureaucratic command and control approach to emergency management generally leads to an ineffective emergency response. Previous studies and our own research suggest that(More)