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Early Social Communication Scale (ESCS)



Early Social Communication Scale

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired field
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender
ica_totIntegerRecommendedtotal number of intential communication acts
ibr_totIntegerRecommendedtotal number of behavioral request initiations
rja_percIntegerRecommendedpercent of time child responded to joint attention
give_req_totIntegerRecommendednumber of times examiner made the request, "give it to me"
give_resp_totIntegerRecommendednumber of the child complied with the reqest "give it to me"
ija_ecIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Eye Contact
ija_altIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Alternate
ija_lowIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Lower Level Total
ija_pointIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Point
ija_point_ecIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Point and Eye Contact
ija_showIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Show
ija_highIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Higher Level Total
ija_totalIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Total
ija_high_totalFloatRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Ratio of Higher Level to Total
ija_btcIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Bid to Caregiver
rja_prox_pointIntegerRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Following Proximal Point/Touch
rja_lor_t1IntegerRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Following Line of Regard Trial 1
rja_lor_t2IntegerRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Following Line of Regard Trial 2
rja_correctFloatRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - % Correct
rja_lowFloatRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Lower Level
rja_highFloatRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Higher Level
rja_left_rightIntegerRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Left/Right
rja_behindIntegerRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Behind
rja_totalFloatRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Total
rja_imitIntegerRecommendedResponding to Joint Attention - Point in Imitation
ibr_ecIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Eye Contact
ibr_reachIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Reach
ibr_appealIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Appeal
ibr_lowIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Lower Level Total
ibr_pointIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Point
ibr_point_ecIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Point and Eye Contact
ibr_giveIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Give
ibr_give_ecIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Give and Eye Contact
ibr_highIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Higher Level Total
ibr_totalIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Total
ibr_high_totalFloatRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Ratio of Higher Level to Total
ibr_btcIntegerRecommendedInitiating Behavioral Requests - Bid to caregiver
rbr_wgest_passIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - Without Gesture Pass
rbr_wgest_failIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - Without Gesture Fail
rbr_gest_passIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - With Gesture Pass
rbr_gest_failIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - With Gesture Fail
rbr_pass_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - Total Passes
rbr_fail_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - Total Fails
rbr_correctIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - % Correct
rbr_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Behavioral Requests - Total
isi_ittIntegerRecommendedInitiating Social Interaction - Initiates Turn-Taking
isi_tease_lowIntegerRecommendedInitiating Social Interaction - Low -LevelTease
isi_tease_highIntegerRecommendedInitiating Social Interaction - High -LevelTease
isi_tease_scoreIntegerRecommendedInitiating Social Interaction - Tease Score
isi_istIntegerRecommendedInitiating Social Interaction - Initiates Song/Tickle
isi_totalIntegerRecommendedInitiating Social Interaction - Total
rsi_ecIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Eye Contact
rsi_actIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Act
rsi_appealIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Appeal
rsi_siIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Social Interaction Total
rsi_rtt_carIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Responds to Turn-Taking Car
rsi_rtt_ballIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Responds to Turn-Taking Ball
rsi_tt_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Turn-Taking Total
rsi_rtiIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Responds to Invitation
rsi_rti_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Reponse to Invitation Total
rsi_st_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Song/Tickle Total
rsi_totalIntegerRecommendedResponding to Social Interaction - Total
lang_ja1IntegerRecommendedLanguage Joint Attention 1 word
lang_ja2IntegerRecommendedLanguage Joint Attention 2 words
lang_br1IntegerRecommendedLanguage Behavioral Requests 1 word
lang_br2IntegerRecommendedLanguage Behavioral Requests 2 words
rja_limit_bkIntegerRecommendedPoint-in-imitation (Book) Total
ija_show_ecIntegerRecommendedInitiating Joint Attention - Show and Eye Contact
rja_prox_point_adminIntegerRecommendedSuccessful Book Administrations
rja_left_right_childIntegerRecommendedChild success Child's Left and Child's right Poster
rja_left_right_adminIntegerRecommendedSuccessful Left/Right Poster Administrations
rja_behind_childIntegerRecommendedChild success Child's Back left, Child's back right Poster
rja_behind_adminIntegerRecommendedSuccessful Behind Poster Administrations
rja_lor_t1_adminIntegerRecommendedTotal successful Poster Administrations
escs_lrttIntegerRecommendedLine of regard, total # of trials0::8
escs_lrtrIntegerRecommendedLine of regard, total # of plus0::8
escs_lrpctFloatRecommendedLine of regard, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_bpttIntegerRecommendedBook point, total # of trials0::6
escs_bptrIntegerRecommendedBook point, total # of plus0::6
escs_bppctFloatRecommendedBook point, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_rbogtIntegerRecommendedResponding to behavioral requests without gesture, total # of trials0::20
escs_rbogrIntegerRecommendedResponding to behavioral requests without gesture, total # of plus0::20
escs_rbogpctFloatRecommendedResponding to behavioral requests without gesture, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_rbwgtIntegerRecommendedResponding to behavioral requests with gesture, total # of trials0::20
escs_rbwgrIntegerRecommendedResponding to behavioral requests with gesture, total # of plus0::20
escs_rbwgpctFloatRecommendedResponding to behavioral requests with gesture, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_ihcgtIntegerRecommendedINITIATES SOCIAL INTERACTION Hat, Comb, Glasses, total # of trials0::3
escs_ihcgrIntegerRecommendedINITIATES SOCIAL INTERACTION Hat, Comb, Glasses, total # of plus0::3
escs_ihcgpctFloatRecommendedINITIATES SOCIAL INTERACTION Hat, Comb, Glasses, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_icbtIntegerRecommendedINITIATES SOCIAL INTERACTION Car, Ball, total # of trials0::2
escs_icbrIntegerRecommendedINITIATES SOCIAL INTERACTION Car, Ball, total # of plus0::2
escs_icbpctFloatRecommendedINITIATES SOCIAL INTERACTION Car, Ball, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_tectIntegerRecommendedEye Contact, total # of trials0::7
escs_tecrIntegerRecommendedEye Contact, total # of plus0::7
escs_tecpctFloatRecommendedEye Contact, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_tactIntegerRecommendedAct, total # of trials0::7
escs_tacrIntegerRecommendedAct, total # of plus0::7
escs_tacpctFloatRecommendedAct, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_taptIntegerRecommendedAppeal, total # of trials0::7
escs_taprIntegerRecommendedAppeal, total # of plus0::7
escs_tappctFloatRecommendedAppeal, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_ttctIntegerRecommendedTurn Talking Car, total # of trials0::12
escs_ttcrIntegerRecommendedTurn Talking Car, total # of plus0::12
escs_ttcpctFloatRecommendedTurn Talking Car, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_ttbtIntegerRecommendedTurn Talking Ball, total # of trials0::12
escs_ttbrIntegerRecommendedTurn Talking Ball, total # of plus0::12
escs_ttbpctFloatRecommendedTurn Talking Ball, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_phcgtIntegerRecommendedCan I play?, total # of trials0::3
escs_phcgrIntegerRecommendedCan I play?, total # of plus0::3
escs_phcgpctFloatRecommendedCan I play?, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_totjaFloatRecommendedTotal Joint Attention correct percent0::1683total number of correct in 'Responding to Joint Attention' divide by total number of trial in 'Responding to Joint Attention'.
escs_totbrFloatRecommendedTotal Behavioral Requests correct percent0::1485total number of correct in 'Responding to Behavioral Request' divide by total number of trial in 'Responding to Behavioral Request'.
escs_totja_gesturesIntegerRecommendedinitiating joint attention gestures total0::999SUM(ESCS_JAP plus ESCS_JAPL plus ESCS_JAPEC plus ESCS_JAPECL plus ESCS_JAG plus ESCS_JAGL plus ESCS_JAGEC plus ESCS_JAGECL plus ESCS_JAS plus ESCS_JASL plus ESCS_JASEC plus ESCS_JASECL)
escs_totja_alllangIntegerRecommendedinitiating joint attention sentence total0::891SUM(ESCS_JAAGL plus ESCS_JACJL plus ESCS_JAL plus ESCS_JAPL plus ESCS_JAPECL plus ESCS_JAGL plus ESCS_JAGECL plus ESCS_JASL plus ESCS_JASECL)
escs_totbr_gesturesIntegerRecommendedinitiating behavior regulation gestures total0::999SUM(ESCS_BRP plus ESCS_BRPL plus ESCS_BRPEC plus ESCS_BRPECL plus ESCS_BRG plus ESCS_BRGL plus ESCS_BRGEC plus ESCS_BRGECL plus ESCS_BRR plus ESCS_BRRL plus ESCS_BRREC plus ESCS_BRRECL)
escs_totbr_alllangIntegerRecommendedinitiating behavior regulation sentence total0::792SUM(ESCS_BRECL plus ESCS_BRL plus ESCS_BRPL plus ESCS_BRPECL plus ESCS_BRGL plus ESCS_BRGECL plus ESCS_BRRL plus ESCS_BRRECL)
escs_rja_totalFloatRecommendedLine & Book, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_rbr_totalFloatRecommendedwith and without Gesture, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
escs_isi_totalFloatRecommendedHat & Car, total # of plus/total # of trials0::1.00
Data Structure

This page displays the data structure defined for the measure identified in the title and structure short name. The table below displays a list of data elements in this structure (also called variables) and the following information:

  • Element Name: This is the standard element name
  • Data Type: Which type of data this element is, e.g. String, Float, File location.
  • Size: If applicable, the character limit of this element
  • Required: This column displays whether the element is Required for valid submissions, Recommended for valid submissions, Conditional on other elements, or Optional
  • Description: A basic description
  • Value Range: Which values can appear validly in this element (case sensitive for strings)
  • Notes: Expanded description or notes on coding of values
  • Aliases: A list of currently supported Aliases (alternate element names)
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At the top of this page you can also:

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Filters for multiple data elements within a structure are supported. Selections across multiple data structures will be supported in a future version of NDA.