Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 41, Issue 12, pp 1658–1664 | Cite as

Responsiveness of the Psychoeducational Profile-third Edition for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Kuan-Lin Chen
  • Fu-Mei Chiang
  • Mei-Hui Tseng
  • Chung-Pei Fu
  • Ching-Lin HsiehEmail author
Original Paper


The aim of this study was to examine the responsiveness of the Psychoeducational Profile-third edition (PEP-3) in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We investigated the responsiveness in terms of three types of scores (i.e., raw scores, developmental ages, and percentile ranks) of the subtests and composites of the PEP-3 and three methods of analysis were used: effect size, standardized response mean, and paired t test. The findings generally support the use of the PEP-3 as an outcome measure. We suggest using the raw scores and developmental ages of the PEP-3 when evaluating program effectiveness and developmental changes for children with ASD.


Psychoeducational profile-third edition Autism spectrum disorders Responsiveness 



This research was supported by grant 96-N-040 from the National Taiwan University Hospital. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the caregivers and children who participated in this study. This research would not have been possible without them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kuan-Lin Chen
    • 1
  • Fu-Mei Chiang
    • 2
  • Mei-Hui Tseng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chung-Pei Fu
    • 3
  • Ching-Lin Hsieh
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Occupational Therapy, College of MedicineNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Occupational Therapy, College of MedicineFu Jen Catholic UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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