Modeling Clinical Outcome of Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  title={Modeling Clinical Outcome of Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders},
  author={James Coplan and Abbas F. Jawad},
  pages={117 - 122}
Objectives. Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have variable developmental outcomes, for reasons that are not entirely clear. The objective of this study was to test the clinical observation that initial developmental parameters (degree of atypicality and level of intelligence) are a major predictor of outcome in children with ASD and to develop a statistical method for modeling outcome on the basis of these parameters. Methods. A retrospective chart review was conducted of a child development… 

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