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Using the questionnaire "F-07" to measure the functionality of preschool children with typical development, Down syndrome and autism 3566
We have conducted a pilot study of the typically developing preschool children's functionality, their peers with Down syndrome and autism, with a new questionnaire "Functionality-07" (F-07). We have examined 164 children 2,7 - 7,1 years of age (31-95 months): 94 boys and 73 girls, attended educational services, including 11 - with autism, 10 - with Down syndrome. F-07 method has demonstrated high internal coherence: Cronbach alpha = 0.99. Functionality of children with autism and Down syndrome was significantly lower than that of their typically developed peers (p <0,1 E-6). We believe that monitoring of functionality can be used to identify the children requiring special psychological and educational assistance.
Keywords: functionality, preschool children, typical development, Down syndrome, autism
Column: Methods and techniques