A comparative evaluation of adaptive behavior in children and adolescents with autism, Down syndrome, and normal development.

@article{Rodrigue1991ACE,
  title={A comparative evaluation of adaptive behavior in children and adolescents with autism, Down syndrome, and normal development.},
  author={James R Rodrigue and Sam B. Morgan and Gary R. Geffken},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={1991},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          187-96
        }
}
The adaptive behaviors of 20 autistic, 20 Down syndrome, and 20 developmentally normal children were compared using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale. Unlike previous studies, we included a comparison group of very young normally developing children and matched subjects on overall adaptive behavior as well as several pertinent demographic characteristics. Findings revealed that, relative to children with Down syndrome or normal development, autistic children displayed significant and… CONTINUE READING

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