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Children 2018, 5(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5020025

Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) Norms: A “Growth Chart” for ATEC Score Changes as a Function of Age

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Boston University, One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
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Received: 20 December 2017 / Revised: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 13 February 2018 / Published: 16 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Child Neurology)
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Abstract

Most early-intervention Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) clinical trials are limited by the availability of psychometric technicians who assess each child’s abilities before and after therapeutic intervention. 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. The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) was designed nearly two decades ago to provide such a tool, but the norms on the longitudinal changes in ATEC in the “treatment as usual” population were lacking. Here we report the norms of the observational cohort who voluntarily completed ATEC evaluations over the period of four years from 2013 to 2017. View Full-Text
Keywords: autism; ASD; psychological evaluations; ATEC; Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist autism; ASD; psychological evaluations; ATEC; Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist
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Mahapatra, S.; Vyshedsky, D.; Martinez, S.; Kannel, B.; Braverman, J.; Edelson, S.M.; Vyshedskiy, A. Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) Norms: A “Growth Chart” for ATEC Score Changes as a Function of Age. Children 2018, 5, 25.

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