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Laurie, Margaret Holmes; Warreyn, Petra; Uriarte, Blanca Villamía; Boonen, Charlotte; Fletcher-Watson, Sue – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Capturing variability in use of commercial technologies by autistic children can inform future learning and support technology design. Survey data were collected from parents (n = 388) in the UK, Spain, and Belgium, and includes information about individuals with a range of ages and ability levels. We found a comparable pattern of access and usage…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Educational Technology, Autism
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Lugo-Marín, Jorge; Díez-Villoria, Emiliano; Magán-Maganto, María; Pérez-Méndez, Lina; Alviani, Montserrat; de la Fuente-Portero, Juan Antonio; Canal-Bedia, Ricardo – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The objective of this study was to adapt and validate the abbreviated version of the "Autism-Spectrum Quotient" (AQ-Short) in a sample of Spanish native adults. A total of 46 individuals with ASD, 41 ASD-relatives, 17 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and 190 non-clinical adults were administered the Spanish version of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Questionnaires
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Cortés, Maria José; Orejuela, Carmen; Castellví, Gemma; Folch, Annabel; Rovira, Lluís; Salvador-Carulla, Luis; Irazábal, Marcia; Muñoz, Silvia; Haro, Josep Maria; Vilella, Elisabet; Martínez-Leal, Rafael – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Strategies for the early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in people with intellectual developmental disorder (IDD) are urgently needed, but few specific tools have been developed. The present study examines the psychometric properties of the EVTEA-DI, a Spanish adaptation of the PDD-MRS, in a large randomized sample of 979 adults with…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Developmental Disabilities, Adults, Early Intervention
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Morales-Hidalgo, Paula; Roigé-Castellví, Joana; Hernández-Martínez, Carmen; Voltas, Núria; Canals, Josefa – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The present study aims to assess the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool and school-age children following a two-phase procedure. The screening phase was performed on a sample of 5555 children taking into account parent and teacher information. The individual assessment included the ADI-R, ADOS-2 and Wechsler scales. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis
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Codina-Solà, Marta; Pérez-Jurado, Luis A.; Cuscó, Ivon; Serra-Juhé, Clara – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Although a genetic evaluation can identify the etiology in 15-30% of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, several studies show an underuse of genetic services by affected families. We have explored the access to genetic services and perception of genetics and recurrence risk in parents of autistic children in Spain. Despite the high interest…
Descriptors: Genetics, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Decision Making, Family Planning
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Marí-Bauset, Salvador; Llopis-González, Agustín; Zazpe, Itziar; Marí-Sanchis, Amelia; Suárez-Varela, María Morales – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
We compared anthropometric values, nutrient intake, the Healthy Eating Index and food variety in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 20 on a gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet and 85 on a regular diet in Valencia (Spain) using 3-days food diaries. Those on the GFCF diet had a lower weight, body mass index, and total energy, pantothenic…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Dietetics, Nutrition
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García-López, Cristina; Sarriá, Encarnación; Pozo, Pilar – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Couples affect each other cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally. The goal of this study is to test the benefits and potential use of the actor-partner interdependence model in examining how parental self-efficacy and positive contributions of fathers and mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Condition influence each other's psychological…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Rossi, Christy C.; Fuentes, Joaquin; Van de Water, Judy; Amaral, David G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Previous investigations found that a subset of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California possessed plasma autoantibodies that reacted intensely with brain interneurons or other neural profiles. Moreover, for several cohorts of American women, maternal autoantibody reactivity to specific fetal brain proteins was highly specific to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Lahera, G.; Boada, L.; Pousa, E.; Mirapeix, I.; Morón-Nozaleda, G.; Marinas, L.; Gisbert, L.; Pamiàs, M.; Parellada, M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
We present the Spanish validation of the "Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition" instrument (MASC-SP). We recruited 22 adolescents and young adults with Asperger syndrome and 26 participants with typical development. The MASC-SP and three other social cognition instruments (Ekman Pictures of Facial Affect test, Reading the Mind in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Canal-Bedia, Ricardo; Garcia-Primo, Patricia; Martin-Cilleros, Maria Victoria; Santos-Borbujo, Jose; Guisuraga-Fernandez, Zoila; Herraez-Garcia, Lorena; Herraez-Garcia, Maria del Mar; Boada-Munoz, Leticia; Fuentes-Biggi, Joaquin; Posada-de La Paz, Manuel – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
Early detection and treatment have been shown to be effective in reducing disability severity caused by Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). As Spanish pediatricians have no detection tool, the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) was first translated into and culturally adapted to Spanish. Validity and reliability studies were…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Autism, Screening Tests, Toddlers
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Virues-Ortega, Javier; Segui-Duran, David; Descalzo-Quero, Alberto; Carnerero, Jose Julio; Martin, Neil – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
The Motivation Assessment Scale is an aid for hypothesis-driven functional analysis. This study presents its Spanish cross-cultural validation while examining psychometric attributes not yet explored. The study sample comprised 80 primary caregivers of children with autism. Acceptability, scaling assumptions, internal consistency, factor…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Scaling, Caregivers
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Sanchez-Valle, Elena; Posada, Manuel; Villaverde-Hueso, Ana; Tourino, Eva; Ferrari-Arroyo, Maria Jose; Boada, Leticia; Martin-Arribas, Maria Concepcion; Canal, Ricardo; Fuentes-Biggi, Joaquin – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are lifelong neurodevelopmental disabilities. Burden of Disease is an indicator that provides important information on health status and outcomes such as premature mortality and disability. In order to estimate the burden of disease of ASD in the Spanish population during 2003, we followed the procedures used in the…
Descriptors: Health Services, Early Intervention, Autism, Health Conditions
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Perez, Juan; del Sol Fortea Sevilla, Maria – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1993
This study compared scores of 17 children with autism and mental retardation on the Psychoeducational Profile with scores on the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile 5 years later. Eye-hand coordination predicted scores in vocational skills, independent functioning, and vocational behavior; imitation predicted interpersonal behavior;…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Children, Correlation