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BASC-2 PRS Profiles for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

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BASC-2 PRS profiles of 62 children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) were compared with those of 62 typically-developing children matched by age, gender, and ethnicity. Results indicated that, except for the Somatization, Conduct Problems, and Aggression scales, significant differences were found between the HFASD and typically-developing groups on all PRS scores. Mean HFASD scores were in the clinically significant range on the Behavioral Symptoms Index, Atypicality, Withdrawal, and Developmental Social Disorders scales. At-risk range HFASD means were obtained on the Adaptive Skills composite, all adaptive scales, remaining content scales (except Bullying), and Hyperactivity, Attention Problems, and Depression clinical scales. Screening indices suggested that the Developmental Social Disorders scale was highly effective in differentiating between the two groups.

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Volker, M.A., Lopata, C., Smerbeck, A.M. et al. BASC-2 PRS Profiles for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord 40, 188–199 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0849-6

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