A systematic review of behaviour-related outcome assessments for children on the autism spectrum with intellectual disabilities in education settings

Melanie Howell, Jill Bradshaw, Peter E. Langdon

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A systematic review was completed to identify assessments used with children with intellectual disabilities to assess adaptive behaviour, challenging behaviour and autism-related behaviour and consider their appropriateness for use by special education teachers with autistic pupils. The findings of this review led to the recommendation that the Pervasive Development Disorder Behavior Inventory, Aberrant Behavior Checklist, Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist and the Teacher Autism Progress Scale are currently the most appropriate assessments for these purposes, although some limitations of these assessments exist. Additional recommendations included teacher input during the development of robust assessments to show progress for autistic children with intellectual disabilities and further evaluation of commonly used assessments with an appropriate sample in a relevant education setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-91
Number of pages25
JournalReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Early online date29 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • Assessment
  • Autism
  • Education
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Measurement
  • Measurement properties

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