Study participants were evaluated using a CARS conducted only by a single study investigator JKK who observed the participants and interviewed the parent s. The CARS is a item behavioral rating scale developed to identify autism as well as to quantitatively describe the severity of the disorder Schopler et al. The items are as follows: I. Relating to People; II. Imitation; III.
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Sociability 20 items — score range 0 — 40 , Scale III. The four subscale scores are used to calculate a total score 77 items — score range 0 to Overall scores in each subscale and in total can be used to determine the severity of the participant with higher scores indicating more impairment and lower scores with less impairment.
Furthermore this was also indicative in results with sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy between CARS and total ATEC domains with sensitivity equal to 0. Gier et al. Furthermore the ATEC is simple to administer, easily understood and quick to complete. Limitations include limited research of reliability and validity as well as being based on previous versions of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM therefore the tool may not be representative of the recent changes to autism in the DSM Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism: Comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity.
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History Edit Many psychological measures for autism assess stability over time. However, with the rise of various preventative programs for autism, there is an increased need for these measures to assess change over time. The ATEC was created to measure the success of these preventative programs and measures change over time in children of various ages. High quality practice parameters have now been established to help guide the assessment and treatment of ASD.
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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. If parents could administer regular psychometric evaluations of their children, then the cost of clinical trials will be reduced, enabling longer clinical trials with the larger number of participants. Here we report the norms of the observational cohort who voluntarily completed ATEC evaluations over the period of four years from to Introduction The regular assessment of symptom dynamics in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD participating in a clinical trial has been a long-standing challenge.
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