|Age:||5 months - 12 months|
|Keywords:||early signs of autism spectrum disorder, autism, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disorder, early autism|
All of the procedures will be done for research and will take place at your home through the use of telehealth technology. The following procedures are not part of regular care and will only be done if you join the study.
1) Primary caregivers will complete the following measures at their first visit and final visit:
The Infant-Toddler Checklist (ITC; Wetherby & Prizant, 2002). This is a 5-minute questionnaire which assesses infant’s developing social communication skills.
The Ages and Stages Questionnaires, 3rd Edition (ASQ-3; Squires & Bricker, 2015). These questionnaires are designed to assess the developmental performance of infants. The ASQ-3 takes approximately 15 minutes to be completed.
The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, 2nd edition (VABS-II; Sparrow et al., 2005). This is a caregiver interview designed to assess infant’s behavior in real life, everyday settings. It takes approximately 30 minutes or less to complete.
Family Information, Demographic, and Satisfaction Forms. These take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
The Parenting Stress Index Short Form (4th Edition, PSI-4-SF), Beck Depression Inventory (2nd Edition, BDI-2), and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BEI). These are questionnaires designed to identify sources of parent stress and/or anxious or depressive feelings. In total, they take about 20 minutes to complete.
The IGDI Individual Growth and Development Indices – Early Communication Index (IGDIs; Carta et al, 2010). This was developed to assess gains in communication abilities over time. The ECI takes approximately 6 minutes to complete. Our adapted version consists of a play interaction between the infant and his/her primary caregiver.
The Autism Observation Scale for Infants (AOSI; Bryson et al., 2006). This was developed to assess social communication and play behaviors in infants. Our adapted version is a play interaction between the infant and his/her primary caregiver. This takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
2) Between the first and final visit, infants and their primary caregivers may have additional play sessions. The caregiver may be coached by a psychologist to address their developmental concerns about their infants. These sessions will last no more than an hour each, occur no more than three times a week, for no more than six months.
3) All assessment and, if needed, intervention sessions will be digitally recorded. Video recordings will be used by members of the research team to code infant and caregiver behavior. Video recording is a necessary part of the research project.
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