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Computer adaptive testing of adaptive behavior of children and youth with autism  

The proposed project will determine the applicability, reliability, and validity of the newly revised computer-adaptive version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, called the PEDI-CAT, for children and youth with ASD. The PEDI-CAT (ASD) instrument will provide a brief and precise assessment of daily function, which may greatly improve the quality of information obtained on the adaptive behavior of children and youth with ASD. This new instrument will enable more sensitive tracking of change in this critical outcome across childhood and adolescence as well as examination of the relation between variations in core symptoms and functional outcomes in this population. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $284,375.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 5R21HD065281-02
Principal Investigator Coster, Wendy
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Diagnostic and Screening Tools
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1SA. Develop, with existing tools, at least one efficient diagnostic instrument (e.g., briefer, less time intensive) that is valid in diverse populations for use in large-scale studies by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,300,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Boston University
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Computer adaptive testing of adaptive behavior of children and youth with autism (External web link)
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