Semantic Integration Evaluation Scale (SIS) for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Received Date: December 03, 2018; Published Date: December 06, 2018
This study constitutes an experimental investigation of two groups, a group formed by 18 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD] and a control group consisting of 20 children with typical development. A total of 38 children make up study, whose basic goal is to generate empirical evidence of Semantic Integration Dimension [SI], as soon as, constitutes a differential dimensional standard of the specific diagnosis process of ASD. The contents analysis, that develop SI Dimension, has been obtained from data found in six Sub-dimensions, quantified in five successive values, it´s to the items- criteria that compose them.
Results, found by Linear Regression analysis of each dimension reflect a highly significant p level, which allows conclude that SI Dimension shape a differential criterion of the diagnostic process. In conclusion, it´s possible set up a scale for measuring the criteria, that form SI Dimension, giving to Semantic Integration Scale [SIS], in order to complement currently existing Scales and reduce possible errors in the ASD´ early detection.
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder; Diagnosis; Semantic process