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Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales Special Population norms are presented for four groups of individuals with autism: mute children under 10 years of age; children with at least some verbal skills under 10 years of age; mute individuals who are 10 years of age or older; and individuals with at least some verbal skills who are 10 years of age or older

Alice S. Carter; Fred R. Volkmar; Sara S. Sparrow; Jing-Jen Wang; Catherine Lord; Geraldine Dawson; Eric Fombonne; Katherine Loveland; Gary Mesibov; Eric Schopler

2003

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  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales Special Population norms are presented for four groups of individuals with autism: mute children under 10 years of age; children with at least some verbal skills under 10 years of age; mute individuals who are 10 years of age or older; and individuals with at least some verbal skills who are 10 years of age or older
  • The sample included 684 autistic individuals ascertained from cases referred for the DSM-IV autism/PDD field trial collaborative study and five university sites with expertise in autism
  • The expected profile of a relative weakness in Socialization and relative strength in Daily Living Skills was obtained with age-equivalent but not standard scores
  • Results highlight the importance of employing Vineland special population norms as well as national norms when evaluating individuals with autism
  • A.S., Volkmar, F.R., Sparrow, S.S. et al The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales: Supplementary Norms for Individuals with Autism

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