By Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Conditions…
Not surprisingly, I discovered that parents are more likely to report their kids making strong progress if the child has an Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism, or a PDD-NOS diagnosis. The progress rating is lower among those with Autism or Classic Autism (36% give a 7 or higher rating on 10-point scale).
Also, the more co-occurring conditions a child has, the less likely the parents are to report a favorable progress rating.
When looking at specific co-occurring conditions, some of these conditions appear to have a more significant impact on perception of overall progress vs. others. Parents who report that their child has Apraxia of Speech or Epilepsy show lower progress ratings on average (Caution: these sample sizes are small, <30. Progress ratings of 7 or higher were compared.)
Progress ratings for children with co-occurring conditions like ADHD and Anxiety disorder are similar to the progress ratings for those who do not have any co-occurring conditions.
Next blog post: More on Co-Occurring Conditions!
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