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Autistic Disorder: HELP
Articles by David Sims
Based on 1 article published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, David Sims wrote the following article about Autistic Disorder.
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1 Article Investigating the association between early years foundation stage profile scores and subsequent diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder: a retrospective study of linked healthcare and education data. 2019

Wright, Barry / Mon-Williams, Mark / Kelly, Brian / Williams, Stefan / Sims, David / Mushtaq, Faisal / Sohal, Kuldeep / Blackwell, Jane Elizabeth / Wright, John. ·Hull York Medical School and Dept Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK. · Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. · Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, UK. · Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. · Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Saltaire, UK. · Child Oriented Mental Health Intervention Centre, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, York, UK. ·BMJ Paediatr Open · Pubmed #31799449.

ABSTRACT: Objective: We set out to test whether the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) score derived from 17 items assessed by teachers at the end of reception school year had any association with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in subsequent years. This study tested the feasibility of successfully linking education and health data. Design: A retrospective data linkage study. Setting and participants: The Born in Bradford longitudinal cohort of 13,‚ÄČ857 children. Outcome measures: We linked the EYFSP score at the end of reception year with subsequent diagnosis of an ASD, using all ASD general practitioner Read codes. We used the total EYFSP score and a subscore consisting of five key items in the EYFSP, prospectively identified using a panel of early years autism experts. Results: This study demonstrated the feasibility of linking education and health data using ASDs as an exemplar. A total of 8,935 children had linked primary care and education data with 20.7% scoring <25 on the total EYFSP and 15.2% scoring <10 on a EYFSP subscore proposed by an expert panel prospectively. The rate of diagnosis of ASDs at follow-up was just under 1% (84 children), children scoring <25 on the total EYFSP had a 4.1% chance of ASD compared with 0.15% of the remaining children. Using the prospectively designed subscore, this difference was greater (6.4% and 0.12%, respectively). Conclusions: We demonstrate the feasibility of linking education and health data. Performance on teacher ratings taken universally in school reception class can flag children at risk of ASDs. Further research is warranted to explore the utility of EYFSP as an initial screening tool for ASD in early school years.