Problem Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Association with Verbal Ability and Adapting/Coping Skills

@article{Williams2018ProblemBI,
  title={Problem Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Association with Verbal Ability and Adapting/Coping Skills},
  author={Diane L. Williams and Matthew Siegel and Carla A Mazefsky and For the Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient R Collaborative},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2018},
  volume={48},
  pages={3668-3677}
}
Data from the Autism Inpatient Collection was used to examine the relationship between problem behaviors and verbal ability, which have generally, though not universally, been highly associated. In a comparison of 169 minimally-verbal and 177 fluently-verbal 4 to 20-year-old psychiatric inpatients with ASD, the severity of self-injurious behavior, stereotyped behavior, and irritability (including aggression and tantrums) did not significantly differ, when controlling for age and NVIQ. Verbal… CONTINUE READING
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