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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 703–707 | Cite as

The CBCL and the Identification of Children with Autism and Related Conditions in Brazil: Pilot Findings

  • Cristiane S. Duarte
  • Isabel A. S. Bordin
  • Albeni de Oliveira
  • Hector Bird
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Abstract

The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)/4-18 is one of the few standardized means available for assessing child mental health in Brazil. In this context, the identification of a specific pathology such as autism by the CBCL/4-18 is relevant. To examine the validity of the CBCL/4-18 for the identification of autism, the CBCL/4-18 was applied to 101 children: 36 with autism and related conditions, 31 with other psychiatric disorders, and 34 schoolchildren. Children ranged in age from 4 to 11 years. A CBCL factor called Autistic/Bizarre and the narrow-band Thought Problems scale differentiated autistic conditions from other psychiatric disorders and school-children. Conclusion: The CBCL/4-16 can identify autistic children in clinical and school settings in Brazil.

Autism pervasive developmental disorders CBCL 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristiane S. Duarte
    • 1
  • Isabel A. S. Bordin
    • 2
  • Albeni de Oliveira
    • 2
  • Hector Bird
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryColumbia University, New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew York
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryFederal University of São Paulo–Escola Paulista de Medicina (UNIFESP-EPM)São PauloBrazil

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