Title: IDENTIFYING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ITS RELATION
ON ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN
Authors: Mrs. Hemamalini Bharathi C.G, Dr. T. Lavanya
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
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