Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 379–384

Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale Scores as a Function of Age and Initial IQ in 210 Autistic Children

Authors

  • B. J. Freeman
    • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and Neuropsychiatric Institute
    • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • M. Del'Homme
    • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • D. Guthrie
    • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • F. Zhang
    • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and Neuropsychiatric Institute
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023078827457

Cite this article as:
Freeman, B.J., Del'Homme, M., Guthrie, D. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (1999) 29: 379. doi:10.1023/A:1023078827457

Abstract

Human growth modeling statistics were utilized to examine how Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) scores changed in individuals with autistic disorder as a function of both age and initial IQ. Results revealed that subjects improved with age in all domains. The rate of growth in Communication and Daily Living Skills was related to initial IQ while rate of growth in Social Skills was not. Results should provide hope for parents and further support for the importance of functional social-communication skills in the treatment of autism.

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