Efficacy of brief quantitative measures of play for screening for autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Rodman2010EfficacyOB,
  title={Efficacy of brief quantitative measures of play for screening for autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Jennifer L Rodman and Kimberly A Gilbert and Allen B Grove and Megan Cunningham and Sara Levenson and Lisa Wajsblat},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={325-33}
}
Quick and effective screening measures are needed for detecting Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Thirty typically developing children and 30 children with ASD aged 24-68 months were used. This study explored if the ASD group would exhibit less object exploration, diversity of play, and turn-taking than the typically developing group. Older children with ASD performed less turn-taking. On all other measures, IQ accounted for more of the difference between groups than diagnosis. Implications of… CONTINUE READING