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Q1. In the assessment of autism, two types of assessment tools are being recommended, consider the following statements:

1. One is International Clinical Epidemiology Network INCLEN Tool developed under INCLEN study – “Neuro Developmental Disorder in Children in India”

2. The other tool is Indian Scale of Assessment of Autism (ISAA) developed by the Ministry of SJ&E.

Which of the statements are correct?


  1. a) 1 only

  2. c) Both 1 and 2

  3. d) None of the above

  4. b) 2 only


Solution

The correct option is B

c) Both 1 and 2


National Workshop on Autism Tools INCLEN and ISAA

Context

A meeting of Master Trainers from all parts of the country was recently held at the ‘National Training Workshop on Autism using International Clinical Epidemiology Network (InClEN) and Indian Scale of Assessment of Autism (ISAA) Tools’. It was organized by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

Aim

The aim of the workshop is to train and empower health care professionals like paediatricians, psychologists & psychiatrists to be trained as Master Trainers. These Master Trainer will further train required number of professionals in their respective States.

In this workshop, in order to maintain uniformity and standard in assessment of autism, two types of assessment tools are being recommended,

One is INCLEN Tool developed under INCLEN study – “Neuro Developmental Disorder in Children in India”

The other tool is ISAA developed by the Ministry of SJ&E through NIMH, as a research project.

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