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Characterizing Available Tools for Synchronous Virtual Assessment of Toddlers with Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Brief Report

Authors
  • Berger, Natalie I.1
  • Wainer, Allison L.1
  • Kuhn, Jocelyn2
  • Bearss, Karen3
  • Attar, Shana3
  • Carter, Alice S.4
  • Ibanez, Lisa V.3
  • Ingersoll, Brooke R.5
  • Neiderman, Hannah3
  • Scott, Sabine3
  • Stone, Wendy L.3
  • 1 Rush University Medical Center,
  • 2 Boston University and Boston Medical Center,
  • 3 University of Washington,
  • 4 University of Massachusetts Boston,
  • 5 Michigan State University,
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 19, 2021
Pages
1–12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-021-04911-2
PMID: 33606157
PMCID: PMC7893832
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic, and associated social distancing mandates, has placed significant limitations on in-person health services, requiring creative solutions for supporting clinicians engaged in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This report describes the five virtual instruments available at the time of manuscript development for use by experienced clinicians making diagnostic determinations of ASD for toddlers across the 12- to 36-months age range. We focus on synchronous virtual assessments in which clinicians guide the child’s caregiver through a range of assessment activities and observe spontaneous and elicited behaviors. Assessments are compared on dimensions of targeted behavioral domains, specific activities and presses employed, scoring approaches, and other key logistical considerations to guide instrument selection for use in varied clinical and research contexts.

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