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ERIC Number: EJ1038337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Facilitating Other-Awareness in Low-Functioning Children with Autism and Typically-Developing Preschoolers Using Dual-Control Technology
Holt, Samantha; Yuill, Nicola
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n1 p236-248 Jan 2014
Children with autism are said to lack other-awareness, which restricts their opportunities for peer collaboration. We assessed other-awareness in non-verbal children with autism and typically-developing preschoolers collaborating on a shared computerised picture-sorting task. The studies compared a novel interface, designed to support other-awareness, with a standard interface, with adult and peer partners. The autism group showed no active other-awareness using the standard interface, but revealed clear active other-awareness using the supportive interface. Both groups displayed more other-awareness with the technology than without and also when collaborating with a peer than with an adult partner. We argue that children with autism possess latent abilities to coordinate social interaction that only become evident with appropriate support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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