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Imitation assessment and its utility to the diagnosis of autism: evidence from consecutive clinical preschool referrals for suspected autism

Marleen Vanvuchelen, Herbert Roeyers UGent and Willy De Weerdt (2011) JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. 41(4). p.484-496
abstract
The present study sought to examine imitation difficulties as a risk factor for autism. Imitation aptitude was examined in 86 preschoolers suspected of autism (1.9-4.5 years) using the Preschool Imitation and Praxis Scale (PIPS). Differences between imitation, language, motor age-equivalents and nonverbal mental age were used to predict the diagnosis of autism. Multidisciplinary team diagnoses and ADOS-G classifications were used to differentiate children with autism spectrum disorders and non-spectrum developmental disorders. Two factors were found to be significantly associated with autism using simple logistic regression analyses: procedural imitation delay and receptive language delay. In a multivariable setting, only procedural imitation delay remained a significant predictor of autism. Results are new to the literature and require replications.
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SPECTRUM DISORDER, YOUNG-CHILDREN, IMMEDIATE IMITATION, JOINT ATTENTION, PLAY, IDENTIFICATION, COMMUNICATION, MECHANISMS, STABILITY, TODDLERS, Bodily and procedural imitation, Assessment, Core deficit, Differential diagnosis, Preschool Imitation and Praxis Scale (PIPS), Cohort type diagnostic accuracy study
journal title
JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
J. Autism Dev. Disord.
volume
41
issue
4
pages
484 - 496
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000288259400010
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL
JCR impact factor
3.341 (2011)
JCR rank
9/67 (2011)
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1 (2011)
ISSN
0162-3257
DOI
10.1007/s10803-010-1074-z
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1860088
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1860088
date created
2011-07-15 16:45:45
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2016-12-19 15:38:19
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  abstract     = {The present study sought to examine imitation difficulties as a risk factor for autism. Imitation aptitude was examined in 86 preschoolers suspected of autism (1.9-4.5 years) using the Preschool Imitation and Praxis Scale (PIPS). Differences between imitation, language, motor age-equivalents and nonverbal mental age were used to predict the diagnosis of autism. Multidisciplinary team diagnoses and ADOS-G classifications were used to differentiate children with autism spectrum disorders and non-spectrum developmental disorders. Two factors were found to be significantly associated with autism using simple logistic regression analyses: procedural imitation delay and receptive language delay. In a multivariable setting, only procedural imitation delay remained a significant predictor of autism. Results are new to the literature and require replications.},
  author       = {Vanvuchelen, Marleen and Roeyers, Herbert and De Weerdt, Willy},
  issn         = {0162-3257},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS},
  keyword      = {SPECTRUM DISORDER,YOUNG-CHILDREN,IMMEDIATE IMITATION,JOINT ATTENTION,PLAY,IDENTIFICATION,COMMUNICATION,MECHANISMS,STABILITY,TODDLERS,Bodily and procedural imitation,Assessment,Core deficit,Differential diagnosis,Preschool Imitation and Praxis Scale (PIPS),Cohort type diagnostic accuracy study},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {484--496},
  title        = {Imitation assessment and its utility to the diagnosis of autism: evidence from consecutive clinical preschool referrals for suspected autism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1074-z},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vanvuchelen, Marleen, Herbert Roeyers, and Willy De Weerdt. 2011. “Imitation Assessment and Its Utility to the Diagnosis of Autism: Evidence from Consecutive Clinical Preschool Referrals for Suspected Autism.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 41 (4): 484–496.
APA
Vanvuchelen, Marleen, Roeyers, H., & De Weerdt, W. (2011). Imitation assessment and its utility to the diagnosis of autism: evidence from consecutive clinical preschool referrals for suspected autism. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 41(4), 484–496.
Vancouver
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Vanvuchelen M, Roeyers H, De Weerdt W. Imitation assessment and its utility to the diagnosis of autism: evidence from consecutive clinical preschool referrals for suspected autism. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. 2011;41(4):484–96.
MLA
Vanvuchelen, Marleen, Herbert Roeyers, and Willy De Weerdt. “Imitation Assessment and Its Utility to the Diagnosis of Autism: Evidence from Consecutive Clinical Preschool Referrals for Suspected Autism.” JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS 41.4 (2011): 484–496. Print.