ERIC Number: EJ1018987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Relationship between Emotion Recognition Ability and Social Skills in Young Children with Autism
Williams, Beth T.; Gray, Kylie M.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v17 n6 p762-768 Nov 2013
This study assessed the relationship between emotion recognition ability and social skills in 42 young children with autistic disorder aged 4-7 years. The analyses revealed that accuracy in recognition of sadness, but not happiness, anger or fear, was associated with higher ratings on the Vineland-II Socialization domain, above and beyond the influence of chronological age, cognitive ability and autism symptom severity. These findings extend previous research with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, suggesting that sadness recognition is also associated with social skills in children with autism.
Descriptors: Autism, Young Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation, Emotional Development, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence, Age Differences, Cognitive Ability, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Severity (of Disability), Intelligence Quotient, Verbal Ability, Pictorial Stimuli, Psychological Patterns
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence