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Development of the observation schedule for children with autism-anxiety, behaviour and parenting (OSCA-ABP): a new measure of child and parenting behavior for use with young autistic children

Palmer, Melanie, Paris Perez, Juan, Tarver, Joanne, Cawthorne, Thomas, Frayne, Margot, Webb, Sophie, Baker, Elena, Yorke, Isabel, Hay, Dale, Slonims, Vicky, Pickles, Andrew, Simonoff, Emily, Scott, Stephen and Charman, Tony 2021. Development of the observation schedule for children with autism-anxiety, behaviour and parenting (OSCA-ABP): a new measure of child and parenting behavior for use with young autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 51 (1) , pp. 1-14. 10.1007/s10803-020-04506-3

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Abstract

Co-occurring emotional and behavioral problems (EBPs) frequently exist in young autistic children. There is evidence based on parental report that parenting interventions reduce child EBPs. More objective measures of child EBPs should supplement parent reported outcomes in trials. We describe the development of a new measure of child and parenting behavior, the Observation Schedule for Children with Autism–Anxiety, Behaviour and Parenting (OSCA–ABP). Participants were 83 parents/carers and their 4–8-year-old autistic children. The measure demonstrated good variance and potential sensitivity to change. Child and parenting behavior were reliably coded among verbal and minimally verbal children. Associations between reports from other informants and observed behavior showed the measure had sufficient convergent validity. The measure has promise to contribute to research and clinical practice in autism mental health beyond objective measurement in trials.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0162-3257
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 August 2021
Date of Acceptance: 13 April 2020
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 07:37
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/143284

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