B. Harris, Predicting Parent Concern of Autism Symptoms between African-American and Caucasian Children
Little is known about race/ethnicity as a predictor of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms. It is productive to investigate possible differences in ASD symptoms and presentation as well as age of diagnosis.
Some researchers propose that minority children are more likely to exhibit “challenging” or destructive behaviors (i.e throwing obejcts, kicking, etc.) than their Caucasian peers which can influence parent concern of autism symptoms and age of diagnosis.
The present study examined ethnicity, hyperactivity, aggression, social skills, and adaptability to test whether these factors can predict the likelihood of parents’ concern for autism symptoms.
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