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ERIC Number: EJ1004125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Television, Video Game and Social Media Use among Children with ASD and Typically Developing Siblings
Mazurek, Micah O.; Wenstrup, Colleen
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n6 p1258-1271 Jun 2013
This study examined the nature of television, video game, and social media use in children (ages 8-18) with autism spectrum disorders (ASD, n = 202) compared to typically developing siblings (TD, n = 179), and relative to other activities. Parents completed measures assessing children's screen-based and other extracurricular activities. Children with ASD spent approximately 62 % more time watching television and playing video games than in all non-screen activities combined. Compared with TD siblings, children with ASD spent more hours per day playing video games (2.4 vs. 1.6 for boys, and 1.8 vs. 0.8 for girls), and had higher levels of problematic video game use. In contrast, children with ASD spent little time using social media or socially interactive video games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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