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Patterns of autism diagnostic assessment in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Grey, Ian
dc.contributor.author Bradley, Stephen
dc.contributor.author McClean, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-14T14:21:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-14T14:21:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2158-0812 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10213
dc.description.abstract A retrospective analysis was carried out on the diagnostic assessments of 67 children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in order to (1) examine the use of assessment instruments used to diagnose autism and whether they reflect the critical domain areas requiring assessment, (2) evaluate whether the information reported in initial assessments is such that they will facilitate subsequent evaluation of progress across developmental domains, and (3) examine the nature and type of interventions recommended. Results indicated that over one-quarter of all assessments did not include a measure of adaptive functioning and almost one-third did not include a measure of intellectual functioning. Furthermore, a substantial number of assessments did not provide enough information to evaluate progress after diagnosis across these domains. Results also suggest that children with autism rarely receive a follow-up assessment following diagnosis. The most common recommendations in relation to intervention were placement in an Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention programme (EIBI) and input from a multidisciplinary team. However, less than one third of assessments recommended the development of an Individual Education Plan. Results are discussed in the context of the role of psychological assessment and intervention for children with an ASD in the Republic of Ireland. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Patterns of autism diagnostic assessment in Ireland en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201806288 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Irish Journal of Psychology en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1-2 en_US
dc.article.pages 27-42 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Grey, I., Bradley, S., & McClean, B. (2010). Patterns of autism diagnostic assessment in Ireland. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 31(1-2), 27-42. en_US
dc.author.email ian.grey@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03033910.2010.10446320 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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