Cross-Cultural Content Validity of the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale in Sweden

Bejnö, H., Roll-Pettersson, L., Klintwall, L., Långh, U., Odom, S. L., & Bölte, S.
2019

From the abstract: "Increasing rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and younger age at diagnosis pose a challenge to preschool intervention systems. In Sweden, most young autistic children receive intervention service in community-based preschool programs, but no tool is yet available to assess the quality of the preschool learning environment. This study adapted the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale Preschool/Elementary to Swedish community context (APERS-P-SE). Following translation and a multistep modification process, independent experts rated the content validity of the adaptation. Findings indicate high cross-cultural validity of the adapted APERS-P-SE. The cultural adaption process of the APERS-P-SE highlights similarities and differences between the American and Swedish preschool systems and their impact on early ASD intervention."

Citation: Bejnö, H., Roll-Pettersson, L., Klintwall, L., Långh, U., Odom, S. L., & Bölte, S. (2019). Cross-cultural content validity of the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale in Sweden. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-03870-5
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-03870-5