Stability of adaptive behaviors in middle-school children with autism spectrum disorders

@inproceedings{Gabriels2015StabilityOA,
  title={Stability of adaptive behaviors in middle-school children with autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Robin L. Gabriels and Bonnie Jean Ivers and Dina E. Hill and John A. Agnew and John N McNeill},
  year={2015}
}
This 5-year follow-up study examined the stability of adaptive functioning in two cognitive ability groups of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nonverbal intelligence (NVIQ) was assessed at the time of this study and no participant changed cognitive group membership from the previous study (High NVIQ 97; Low NVIQ 56). In each group, adaptive skills, as measured by the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) composite standard score, were significantly below NVIQ. Both groups… CONTINUE READING

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