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Neil, Louise; Green, Dido; Pellicano, Elizabeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Unusual reactions to sensory input became part of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in the DSM-5. Measures accurately assessing these symptoms are important for clinical decisions. This study examined the reliability and validity of the Sensory Behavior Questionnaire, a parent-report scale designed to assess frequency and impact…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Anxiety
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Sumner, Emma; Leonard, Hayley C.; Hill, Elisabeth L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Motor and social difficulties are often found in children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), to varying degrees. This study investigated the extent of overlap of these problems in children aged 7-10¬†years who had a diagnosis of either ASD or DCD, compared to typically-developing controls.…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence
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Cage, Eilidh; Bird, Geoffrey; Pellicano, Elizabeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Being able to manage reputation is an important social skill, but it is unclear whether autistic children can manage reputation. This study investigated whether 33 autistic children matched to 33 typical children could implicitly or explicitly manage reputation. Further, we examined whether cognitive processes--theory of mind, social motivation,…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reputation
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Forbes, Paul A. G.; Pan, Xueni; de C. Hamilton, Antonia F. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Mimicry involves unconsciously copying the actions of others. Increasing evidence suggests that autistic people can copy the goal of an observed action but show differences in their mimicry. We investigated mimicry in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within a two-dimensional virtual reality environment. Participants played an imitation game with a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Imitation
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Bowler, Dermot M.; Gaigg, Sebastian B.; Gardiner, John M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show intact recognition (supported procedure) but impaired recall (unsupported procedure) of incidentally-encoded context. Because this has not been demonstrated for temporal source, we compared the temporal and spatial source memory of adults with ASD and verbally matched typical adults. Because of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Memory
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Beadle-Brown, Julie; Murphy, Glynis; Wing, Lorna; Gould, Judy; Shah, Amitta; Holmes, Nan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
The skills and social impairments of 146 adolescents and young adults in London who had been found to have severe intellectual disabilities and/or autism as children in the 1970s were assessed. Classification as socially impaired or not remained relatively stable over time. Within the socially impaired group, there was a significant increase in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries