Social Responsiveness Scale Assessment of the Preterm Behavioral Phenotype in 10-Year-Olds Born Extremely Preterm

Steven J Korzeniewski, Robert M Joseph, So Hyun Kim, Elizabeth N Allred, T Michael OʼShea, Alan Leviton, Karl C K Kuban, ELGAN Study Investigators

J Dev Behav Pediatr . Nov/Dec 2017;38(9):697-705.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate correlates of high score on the SRS in 10-year-old children who were born EP and who did not meet criteria for ASD.

METHODS: After excluding 61 /ASD, children grouped by IQ < or ≥85; neurocognitive & other deficits compared w/SRS scores ≥65 and < 65.

RESULTS / CONCLUSION: Among children w/IQ ≥ 85, prevalence of SRS scores ≥65 was 16% (103/628); among children IQ < 85, it was 27% (40/148) > 4% based on normed population. Among children w/IQ ≥ 85, high SRS scores more often had deficits in attention, EF, language and communication, and  more often had ADHD & emotional sxs (e.g., anxiety and depression) problems. High SRS scores characteristic of children w/intellectual, neurocognitive, language, communication & behavior/emotion regulation probs.