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ALMEIDA, Fernanda Saraiva; GIORDANI, Jaqueline Portella; YATES, Denise Balem  and  TRENTINI, Clarissa Marceli. Evaluation of emotional and behavioral aspects in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Aletheia [online]. 2021, vol.54, n.1, pp. 85-95. ISSN 1413-0394.

ABSTRACT Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction/communication and stereotyped behavior. The literature suggests that individuals with ASD often presents emotional and behavioral problems. The aim of this study was to examine emotional and behavioral aspects in patients who have been diagnosed with ASD after a psychological evaluation. The tool used for investigation was the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), in both versions (1½-5 and 6-18). This is a quantitative, descriptive and retrospective study. The CBCL/1½-5 profiles showed elevated scores in Withdrawn, Internalizing Problems and Autism Spectrum Problems scales. The CBCL/6-18 showed clinical scores for Withdrawn/Depressed, Thougt Problems, Attention Problems And Stress Problems. The pattern of elevations found in this study is consistent with prior studies. Although CBCL is not a diagnostic tool, it can be considered an useful instrument for detecting alarm signs of ASD.

Keywords : Psychological Evaluation; CBCL; Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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