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Preschool to School in Autism: Neuropsychiatric Problems 8 Years After Diagnosis at 3 Years of Age
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Gothenburg University, Sweden.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 46, no 8, 2749-2755 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The study presents neuropsychiatric profiles of children aged 11 with autism spectrum disorder, assessed before 4.5 years, and after interventions. The original group comprised a community sample of 208 children with ASD. Parents of 128 participated-34 with average intellectual function, 36 with borderline intellectual function and 58 with intellectual disability. They were interviewed using the Autism-Tics, AD/HD and other Comorbidities interview. Criteria for a clinical/subclinical proxy of ASD were met by 71, 89 and 95 %, respectively. Criteria for at least one of ASD, AD/HD, Learning disorder or Developmental Coordination Disorder were met by 82, 94 and 97 %. More than 90 % of children with a preschool diagnosis of ASD have remaining neuropsychiatric problems at 11, despite early intervention.

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2016. Vol. 46, no 8, 2749-2755 p.
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A-TAC interview, Autism spectrum disorder, ASD, AD/HD, Intellectual disability, Learning disorder, Oppositional defiant disorder, Developmental coordination disorder, Outcome, Follow-up
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132931DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2819-0ISI: 000379548600014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132931DiVA: diva2:957344
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-08-26 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved

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