Assessment & screening

Further research

Additional Information

  1.  Using the DAWBA in the diagnosis of autism (“The DAWBA is a brief structured interview that showed good sensitivity and specificity in this general population sample. It is easy to administer (online or by interview) and diagnosis is aided by an algorithm. It holds promise as a tool for assisting with assessment in community settings and may help services implement the recommendations made by NICE and the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding diagnosis of young people on the autism spectrum”)

  2. The DAWBA as a assessment tool for quantifying mental health in community populations (“Conclusions: Agreement was good to excellent for all diagnostic categories. Agreement for severity was moderate, but improved to substantial when the average of the ratings given by all clinicians was considered. Therefore, we conclude that experienced clinicians can assign reliable diagnoses and assess severity based on DAWBA data collected online.”)

  3. Using the DAWBA to assess the mental health of looked-after children and young people (“In some cases, the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may provide access to evidence-based treatments and reduce the chance of a placement breaking down. In other cases it might be more appropriate to focus on changing the care or educational environment rather than labelling affected children as psychiatrically disordered”)

  4. Comorbidity and outcome measures at age 16 (autism/ADHD etc)

  5. ESSENCE - Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Evaluation (Chris Gillberg)

  6. eCAP DAWBA Trial - assessing the efficacy of the DAWBA in secondary health care settings

  7. Mortality rates in ADHD populations

  8. Gender variance and autism

  9. Mental health screening; parental v youth reports

  10. UK Survey of Child Mental Health (2017)

  11. Use of the DAWBA in clinical practice

  12. The DAWBA as an assessment tool for social care professionals

  13. The Coventry Grid - used to help clinicians differentiate between autism and attachment

  14. Using the SDQ in a pre-school population (2019)