Factor Structure of the Social Communication Questionnaire in Preschool Aged Autistic Children

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Grove, R
Paynter, J
Joosten, A
Vivanti, G
Dissanayake, C
Eapen, V
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Objectives: The Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) is a common screening tool for autism spectrum disorder. Given its wide use, as well as recent changes to diagnostic criteria for autism, there is a need to evaluate whether the SCQ maps onto the social communication and interaction, and repetitive behaviour and restricted interests domains specified in the revised criteria in DSM-5. Methods: Participants included 294 preschool aged autistic children. Confirmatory factor analysis was implemented to evaluate the factor structure of the SCQ. Results: None of the models evaluated provided an adequate fit to the data. However, the best fitting model mapped onto the previous DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for autism. Conclusions: The SCQ does not align with the new DSM-5 domains. More research is needed to evaluate the factor structure of the SCQ in different populations of autistic children in order to determine its current validity as a screening tool.

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Journal of Child and Family Studies

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Grove, R; Paynter, J; Joosten, A; Vivanti, G; Dissanayake, C; Eapen, V, Factor Structure of the Social Communication Questionnaire in Preschool Aged Autistic Children, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2019

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