ERIC Number: ED196213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Social and Interpersonal Problems of Autistic Adolescents and Adults.
Mesibov, Gary B.; Shea, Victoria
To determine the effects of potentially difficult behaviors (tendency to talk too much, difficulty in processing what others are saying, inattention to details, inappropriate responses to the feelings and emotions of others, and emphasis on sameness and ritualistic behaviors) on community based programs, the records of five autistic youths and adults were examined. Interviews with group home house managers and guidance counselors were also conducted. Results showed that all five problem behaviors were observed in at least four of the five Ss. However, only two were considered especially problematic: the tendency to talk too much and the emphasis on sameness and ritualistic behaviors. Two other problems were identified: difficulties in money management and self stimulation. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (Washington, DC, March, 1980).