Behavior Measure for Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

Esbensen, Anna J


The proposed project will develop and validate a novel behavioral outcome measure, the Behavior Inventory for Down Syndrome (BIDS) for children and adolescents with Down syndrome, in both English and Spanish. Current clinical trials are plagued by the dearth of clinical outcome measures appropriate and sensitive for individuals with Down syndrome. As our field continues to develop new pharmaceutical and clinical interventions, our project will support this work and have an impact on the 400,000 individuals with Down syndrome living in the United States.