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Volume 16, Issue 1 (1987)

The Developmental Profile as a Predictor of Stats for Autistic Children: Four to Seven Year Follow-Up

pp. 89—93

ABSTRACT: Twenty-nine children with autism were assessed with the Developmental profile(Alpern & Boll, 1972) and followed-up four to seven years later with maternal reports concerning the child’s current functioning in the areas of self-help, motors kills, social skills, school work, and speech. There were significant positive correlations between the related scale scores from the Developmental Profile and the child’s current functioning in self-help (r = .54), physical development (r = .52),social behavior (r = .43), academic ability (r = .61) and communication (r = .58). the developmental Profile is an easy to administer instrument, relying upon parental report, which appears to have predictive value in the assessment of preschool autistic children.

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