Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders covers all the severe psychopathologies in childhood including autism and childhood schizophrenia. Original articles discuss experimental studies on the biochemical neurological and genetic aspects of a particular disorder; the implications of normal development for deviant processes; and interaction between disordered behavior of individuals and social or group factors. The journal also features research and case studies involving the entire spectrum of interventions (including behavioral biological educational and community aspects) and advances in the diagnosis and classification of disorders.

Current impact factor: 3.34

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 3.063

Additional details

5-year impact 4.36
Cited half-life 7.50
Immediacy index 0.44
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 1.15
Website Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders website
Other titles Journal of autism and developmental disorders
ISSN 0162-3257
OCLC 4147866
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This is a book review of the world famous “The reason I jump”, written by an autistic adolescent from Japan. In this book he is putting words to how it is to be a young boy with autism, and why he is the way he is.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 07/2015; 45(7). DOI:10.1007/s10803-014-2355-8
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    ABSTRACT: Whole exome sequencing (WES) has been utilized with increasing frequency to identify mutations underlying rare diseases. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) are genetically heterogeneous, and novel genes for these disorders are rapidly being identified, making these disorders ideal candidates for WES. Here we report a 17-year-old girl with ASD, developmental delay, ID, seizures, Chiari I malformation, macrocephaly, and short stature. She was found by WES to have a de novo c.2028delT (P677LfsX19) mutation in the SET domain-containing protein 2 (SETD2) gene, predicted to be gene-damaging. This case offers evidence for the potential the role of SETD2 in ASD and ID and provides further detail about the phenotypic manifestations of mutations in SETD2.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 06/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2484-8
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    ABSTRACT: The current study evaluated the use of Super- heroes Social Skills to promote accurate use of discrete social skills in training and generalization conditions in two children with autism spectrum disorder. Participants at- tended a twice weekly social skills training group over 5 weeks, with lessons targeting nonverbal, requesting, re- sponding, and conversation skills. A multiple probe across social skills design, replicated across participants, was utilized to assess the effects of participation of the inter- vention on skill accuracy. Following introduction of the intervention, participants demonstrated abrupt improve- ments in skill accuracy in both training and generalization conditions. Additionally, parental reports of participant social functioning indicated improvements following par- ticipation in the intervention. Limitations and future di- rections are discussed.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 04/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2442-5
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    ABSTRACT: The present study utilized meta-analytic procedures to estimate the diagnostic validity of instruments used to screen young children, ages 1.5-5 years, for autism. Five scales met inclusion criteria, and data from 18 studies contributed the meta-analysis. Results revealed that 4 of 5 scales met criteria for "good" validity, including two broad band scales (instruments not restricted to screening for autism). The current results suggest that validity differences might be a function of how instruments sample across the DSM content domains. Specifically, high validity instruments included a higher proportion of items assessing social interaction skills. The availability of valid broad- and narrow-band instruments, as well as implications for constructing future screening instruments, is discussed.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2419-4
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigated the course of and association among changes in autism symptoms, depression symptoms and executive functions (EF) in children with high-functioning autism (HFA). Thirty-four children with HFA and 45 typically developing children (age 9-16) were assessed at baseline and after 2 years. Children with HFA had impaired scores on all measures at both time points. According to parent reports, depressive symptoms decreased over time, while EF improved and autism symptoms were stable. Children's reports did not reveal less depressive symptoms over time. A positive association was found only between changes in autism symptoms and changes in symptoms of depression. A possible implication is that interventions aimed at either autism symptoms or symptoms of depression may improve the other.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2415-8
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    ABSTRACT: Youth who lose their ASD diagnosis may have subtle social and communication difficulties. We examined social and communication functioning in 44 high-functioning autism (HFA), 34 optimal outcome (OO) and 34 typically developing (TD) youth. Results indicated that OO participants had no autism communication symptoms, no pragmatic language deficits, and were judged as likable as TD peers. Some group differences were found: OO youth had less insight into social relationships and poorer friendship descriptions than TD youth. OO participants had attention, self-control, and immaturity difficulties that may impact social abilities. However, OO participants were most engaged, friendliest, warmest, and most approachable. Overall, OO participants had no social and communicative impairments, although some exhibited mild social difficulties that often accompany attentional problems.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2409-6
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    ABSTRACT: In order to connect with families and influence treatment trajectories, outreach materials should address cultural perceptions of the condition, its causes, and post-diagnostic care. This paper describes the cultural adaptation and translation of the Autism Speaks First 100 Days Kit into Korean for the purpose of improving autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, assessment, and interventions. The goal of this study is to describe a methodology for future cross-cultural adaptations and translations of outreach materials on ASD, using the Autism Speaks First 100 Days Kit as an exemplar. The research involved two stages of qualitative interviews: unstructured individual and group interviews with 19 Korean child health and education professionals in Queens, NY, followed by structured cultural consensus modeling interviews with 23 Korean mothers, with and without children with ASD, in Queens, NY and the greater Washington, DC area. We conclude that a systematic approach to cultural translation of outreach materials is feasible. Cultural consensus modeling yielded information about numerous barriers to care, had a demonstrable effect on the translation of the kit, and was efficient when employed with coherent segments of a relatively homogeneous population and focused on a single condition.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2397-6