Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

DiBAS-R Validation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102495-1



The Diagnostic Behavioral Assessment for Autism Spectrum disorders-Revised (DiBAS-R) is a quick screening scale for adults with intellectual disability (ID) who are suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is based on the DSM-IV/5 and ICD-10 (APA 2013; Dilling 2014) criteria for ASD and consists of 19 items that are rated on a 4-point scale from “certainly true to “never true.”It is completed by close caregivers and focuses on current behaviors within the past 3 months. Each question is worded in plain language (e.g., “Can you tell how he/she feels by his/her facial expression?” or “Does he/she show challenging behavior when unpredictable changes occur?”) to allow the administration by...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Berlin Center for Mental Health in Intellectual Developmental DisabilitiesEv. Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge (KEH)BerlinGermany