The Checklist for Autism in Young Children, comprising 30 symptoms related to autism, was administered to 143 children with autism. The children had an average of 23 (77%) of the checklist symptoms (range 50%-97%). Percentages of children exhibiting each checklist symptom and other data were compared with diagnostic criteria and associated features reported in the DSM-IV. Two DSM-IV diagnostic criteria were not supported by study findings, and four checklist symptoms occurred at high frequencies (89%-100%) but were not included as DSM-IV diagnostic criteria.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health