Prof. Dr Vladimir Trajkovski is born in Skopje in 1968. He is a graduate of the Skopje's Faculty of Medicine in 1994, where he later obtained his M.Sc. (1999). He obtained PhD degrees in 2002 on the Faculty of Philosophy. Now, he is serving as editor-in-chief of Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation since November 2008 until September 2017. He is the president of Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism and organizer of first international student’s special educational seminar in 1999. He introduced subject Autism in the postgraduate curricula at the Faculty of Philosophy. His research interest is genetic and physiological aspects of autism spectrum disorders, but he has also published in the fields of human genetics and medical aspects of disability. He was head of educational-scientific board of postgraduate studies at Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation betwen October 2009 and September 2013. He is an active member of the Autism Europe, member of the European Association of Service Providers for People with disabilities, member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. He is a consulting editor for Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, associate editor for Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders, associate editor for Croatian Review of Rehabilitation Research. He is also member of Advisory Board of The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology. He takes a part in international projects such as: “Tolerance and Acceptance” by EASPD, “Europe is a place to live” by EASPD, “In FOCUS” by TEMPUS programme, “Common voice network project” by Hand in Hand, ESIPP by Erasmus plus. He has about 95 articles published in domestic and international journals.
Primary Affiliation: University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy - Skopje , Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation. Faculty of Philosophy University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius". Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Context: Early detection of developmental problems is critical, and interventions are more effective when they are carried out early in a child's life. In Macedonia, there are only four centers providing early intervention services.
Aims: In this research, we determined the reliability of the translation and adaptation of Ages and Stages Questionnaires 3 edition (ASQ-3-M) for assessment of children aged 3-5 years old in Macedonia, and reported preliminary results of the gender differences in the development.
Materials And Methods: ASQ-3-M was completed by 165 parents and 40 educators in seven kindergarten classrooms. Children were 3-5 years old.
Statistical Analysis Used: Cronbach's alpha, Intraclass Correlation coefficient (ICC), and interrater reliability (IRR) were used to assess ASQ-3-M psychometric properties. The Bayesian -test was performed to estimate the difference in means between males and females.
Results: The Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.65 to 0.87. The overall ICC was 0.89 (ranged from 0.8 to 0.95), which indicates a strong to almost perfect strength of agreement between test-retest. IRR correlation revealed an average of 0.88 (ranged from 0.74 to 0.95), suggesting that ASQ-3-M is reliable and stable.
Conclusions: The results from the comparison between males and females on all dimensions of ASQ-3-M were not statistically significant (BF10 <3), indicating no significant gender difference. That said, the ASQ-3 is recommended for routine use in screening children aged 3-5 years old.
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