Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 47, Issue 8, pp 2575–2585

Predictors of Parent–Teacher Agreement in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Typically Developing Siblings

Original Paper


This study evaluated the magnitude of informant agreement and predictors of agreement on behavior and emotional problems and autism symptoms in 403 children with autism and their typically developing siblings. Parent-teacher agreement was investigated on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS). Agreement between parents and teachers fell in the low to moderate range. Multiple demographic and clinical variables were considered as predictors, and only some measures of parent broad autism traits were associated with informant agreement. Parent report on the SRS was a positive predictor of agreement, while teacher report was a negative predictor. Parent report on the CBCL emerged as a positive predictor of agreement, while teacher report emerged as a negative predictor.


Informant agreement Autism spectrum disorder Emotional and behavioral problems Autism symptoms 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology and Nisonger CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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