Consistency in the ratings of behaviors of communicatively impaired autistic and non-autistic preschool children

  title={Consistency in the ratings of behaviors of communicatively impaired autistic and non-autistic preschool children},
  author={Isabelle Rapin and Marlene Steinberg and Lynn Waterhouse},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
Typically, children with disabilities are evaluated clinically by a number of professionals with different backgrounds whose task is to provide a diagnosis and an intervention plan. This study was carried out to describe interrater agreement for pairs of independent observers rating with different instruments the behaviors of 505 communicatively impaired autistic and nonautistic preschool children. Observers were parents, teachers, neurologists, and psychiatrists. Parents and teachers responded… CONTINUE READING

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