Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Your Environment. Your Health.

Publication Detail

Title: ASD Screening with the Child Behavior Checklist/1.5-5 in the Study to Explore Early Development.

Authors: Levy, Susan E; Rescorla, Leslie A; Chittams, Jesse L; Kral, Tanja J; Moody, Eric J; Pandey, Juhi; Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A; Pomykacz, Alison T; Ramirez, AnnJosette; Reyes, Nuri; Rosenberg, Cordelia Robinson; Schieve, Laura; Thompson, Aleda; Young, Lisa; Zhang, Jing; Wiggins, Lisa

Published In J Autism Dev Disord, (2019 Jun)

Abstract: We analyzed CBCL/1½-5 Pervasive Developmental Problems (DSM-PDP) scores in 3- to 5-year-olds from the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), a multi-site case control study, with the objective to discriminate children with ASD (N = 656) from children with Developmental Delay (DD) (N = 646), children with Developmental Delay (DD) plus ASD features (DD-AF) (N = 284), and population controls (POP) (N = 827). ASD diagnosis was confirmed with the ADOS and ADI-R. With a cut-point of T ≥ 65, sensitivity was 80% for ASD, with specificity varying across groups: POP (0.93), DD-noAF (0.85), and DD-AF (0.50). One-way ANOVA yielded a large group effect (η2 = 0.50). Our results support the CBCL/1½-5's as a time-efficient ASD screener for identifying preschoolers needing further evaluation.

PubMed ID: 30739222 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Autism Spectrum Disorder/diagnosis*; Autism Spectrum Disorder/psychology*; Case-Control Studies; Checklist/methods*; Child; Child Behavior/psychology*; Child, Preschool; Developmental Disabilities/diagnosis; Developmental Disabilities/psychology; Female; Humans; Male; Mass Screening/methods*

to Top