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Short communication: Initial Examination of Use of the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change (BOSCC) across Home and School Contexts
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  • Stephanie S. Reszka,
  • Anna Wallisch,
  • Brian A. Boyd,
  • Linda R. Watson,
  • Nicolette Grasley-Boy
Stephanie S. Reszka
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Allied Health Sciences

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Anna Wallisch
University of Kansas Juniper Gardens Children's Project
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Brian A. Boyd
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Allied Health Sciences
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Linda R. Watson
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Allied Health Sciences
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Nicolette Grasley-Boy
University of Kansas Juniper Gardens Children's Project
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Abstract

This study investigated the potential influences of administration context on the measurement of child skills over time. The BOSCC was administered to preschool-aged children with autism at two time points at school by trained research staff and at home by the parent. Children showed improvements across all subscales and the total score over time. The Social-communication and Core total scores yield similar information in both contexts, but Restricted and Repetitive Behavior and Other Abnormal Behavior subscales scores were not related. Further, subscale and total scores are correlated between contexts at individual time points but not over time. These results underscore the importance of purposeful selection of measures and their administration context.
12 Sep 2023Submitted to Infant and Child Development: prenatal, childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood
13 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
13 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
30 Sep 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned