publication . Article . 2012

Autism spectrum disorder and autistic traits in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: Precursors and early signs.

Pf, Bolton; Jean Golding; Emond, Alan M.; Steer, Colin D.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
Abstract
Objective To chart the emergence of precursors and early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autistic traits in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a prospective longitudinal cohort study of the surviving offspring of 14,541 pregnant women from southwestern England with an expected delivery date between April 1991 and December 1992. Method Parents' contemporaneous reports of their infant's development (241 questionnaire responses collected up to 30 months of age) were examined in relation to the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder by age 11 years (n = 86) and a measure of autistic traits, derived by factor analysis. Results Among the c...
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Longitudinal study, Psychology, Autism spectrum disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Denver Developmental Screening Test, Autism, Cohort study, Temperament, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Child development, Clinical psychology, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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