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Title:
IDENTIFYING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ITS RELATION ON ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN

Authors:
Mrs. Hemamalini Bharathi C.G, Dr. T. Lavanya

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1Mrs. Hemamalini Bharathi C.G, 2Dr. T. Lavanya
1. Ph.D., Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, University of Madras and Psychologist, Central Prison II, Puzhal, Chennai, India
2. Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Madras, Chennai, India

MLA 8
C.G, Mrs. Hemamalini Bharathi, and Dr. T. Lavanya. "IDENTIFYING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ITS RELATION ON ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3385-3405, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=253. Accessed May 2019.
APA
C.G, M., & Lavanya, D. (2019, May). IDENTIFYING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ITS RELATION ON ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3385-3405. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=253
Chicago
C.G, Mrs. Hemamalini Bharathi, and Dr. T. Lavanya. "IDENTIFYING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ITS RELATION ON ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3385-3405. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=253.

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Abstract:
Early Identification of behavioural, social and communication developmental problems among young normal school going children facilitated in providing early intensive interventions to promote cognitive, language and adaptive behavioural skills. In keeping with this aim, objectives of the present study were:(i)To screen for identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among children going to play schools or Kindergarten in Chennai.(ii) To identify the children's level of functioning on their various developmental domains.(iii) To assess the adaptive functions for children identified with Autism Spectrum disorder.(iv) To assess the maladaptive behavior pattern for children identified with Autism Spectrum disorder. The selection of schools were based on Random Sampling Technique using lottery method, and the children were screened followed by assessment based on the teacher's reference for behavioural, social and communication problems. Purposive sampling technique was used. Informed Consent from parents and teachers were obtained. Ex-post facto Research Design using survey method was adopted. The Assessment tools used were Indian Scale for Assessment of Autism (ISAA), and Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales(VABS)Results on screening revealed that 7 children out of n=100 (7/50boys and 0/50 girls) were identified with features of ASD. Assessments showed the overall standard score mean for the 7 children was 50 indicating low level of adaptive functioning. Pattern of Adaptive functioning on Domains as well as sub domains of (VABS) were derived. Case Analysis gave a positive sign that the children at younger age when given intensive training based on their need will enhance in adaptive functions and reduce in maladaptive behaviour.