Key Insights from Our Validation Study
Is CADE a reliable and valid scale?
Using correlations between CADE scores and ADOS scores (the current gold standard instrument), the researchers found that this scale is consistent with current methods.
The scale was found to be 98% consistent with ADOS scores, which is well over the hypothesized 80% figure. For convergent validity, correlations over .7 with an established measure are considered acceptable (Terwee et al., 2007).
“Yes, the research supports the hypothesis that a scale can accurately predict autism as compared to the diagnostic decisions of independent subject matter experts. The diagnosis predicted by CADE was over 96% consistent with expert diagnosis.”
CADE can predict autism and can be used to create strength and weakness profiles to guide families in how to help their kids.