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Adaptive Behavior in Young Autistic Children: Associations with Irritability and ADHD Symptoms.

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Carpenter, KLH; Davis, NO; Spanos, M; Sabatos-DeVito, M; Aiello, R; Baranek, GT; Compton, SN; Egger, HL; Franz, L; Kim, S-J; King, BH ...
Published in: J Autism Dev Disord
October 12, 2022

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms affect 40-60% of autistic children and have been linked to differences in adaptive behavior. It is unclear whether adaptive behavior in autistic youth is directly impacted by co-occurring ADHD symptoms or by another associated feature of both autism and ADHD, such as increased irritability. The current study examined relationships between irritability, ADHD symptoms, and adaptive behavior in 3- to 7-year-old autistic children. Results suggest that, after adjusting for co-occurring ADHD symptoms, higher levels of irritability are associated with differences in social adaptive behavior specifically. Understanding relationships between irritability, ADHD, and adaptive behavior in autistic children is critical because measures of adaptive behavior, such as the Vineland Scales of Adaptive Functioning, are often used as a proxy for global functioning, as well as for developing intervention plans and measuring outcomes as primary endpoints in clinical trials.

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J Autism Dev Disord

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1573-3432

Publication Date

October 12, 2022

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • 52 Psychology
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 39 Education
  • 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 13 Education
 

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Carpenter, K. L. H., Davis, N. O., Spanos, M., Sabatos-DeVito, M., Aiello, R., Baranek, G. T., … Dawson, G. (2022). Adaptive Behavior in Young Autistic Children: Associations with Irritability and ADHD Symptoms. J Autism Dev Disord. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05753-2
Carpenter, Kimberly L. H., Naomi O. Davis, Marina Spanos, Maura Sabatos-DeVito, Rachel Aiello, Grace T. Baranek, Scott N. Compton, et al. “Adaptive Behavior in Young Autistic Children: Associations with Irritability and ADHD Symptoms.J Autism Dev Disord, October 12, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05753-2.
Carpenter KLH, Davis NO, Spanos M, Sabatos-DeVito M, Aiello R, Baranek GT, et al. Adaptive Behavior in Young Autistic Children: Associations with Irritability and ADHD Symptoms. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Oct 12;
Carpenter, Kimberly L. H., et al. “Adaptive Behavior in Young Autistic Children: Associations with Irritability and ADHD Symptoms.J Autism Dev Disord, Oct. 2022. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10803-022-05753-2.
Carpenter KLH, Davis NO, Spanos M, Sabatos-DeVito M, Aiello R, Baranek GT, Compton SN, Egger HL, Franz L, Kim S-J, King BH, Kolevzon A, McDougle CJ, Sanders K, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Sikich L, Kollins SH, Dawson G. Adaptive Behavior in Young Autistic Children: Associations with Irritability and ADHD Symptoms. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Oct 12;
Journal cover image

Published In

J Autism Dev Disord

DOI

EISSN

1573-3432

Publication Date

October 12, 2022

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • 52 Psychology
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 39 Education
  • 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 13 Education