Shyamal KumarG.D Bagaria Seva Sadan, India
Title: Diagnostic validation of Trivandrum Autism Behavior Checklist (TABC) a screening Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) against Childhood Autism Rating Scale-2-Standard Version (CARS-2-ST)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) a diverse group neurodevelopmental disorder is of growing concern because of its progressively increasing prevalence. The current prevalence of 1 in 100 as per WHO data seems largely undermined as a large chunk of population is still not evaluated. There is often a lack of adequate skilled healthcare personnel to evaluate such children in community. Trivandrum Autism Behavior Checklist (TABC) is one such tool which has found its value in such situations. The ease of administration and its cultural adaptability makes it an apt tool for administration in Indian scenario. This study aims at evaluation of TABC a screening tool against Childhood Autism Rating Scale – 2 Standard Version (CARS-2ST) a diagnostic tool.
Shyamal Kumar is a pediatrician with 9 years of experience post MD. He Has a keen interest in high risk newborn and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has an IAP fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Neurology.