NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1065175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Linking Early Joint Attention and Play Abilities to Later Reports of Friendships for Children with ASD
Freeman, Stephanny F.; Gulsrud, Amanda; Kasari, Connie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n7 p2259-2266 Jul 2015
This study examined the influence of early joint attention and play in children with autism on child- and parent-reported friendship quality 5 years later. Initially, children participated in developmental, joint attention, and play measures. At follow-up (age 8-9), parents and children completed the Friendship Qualities Scale (Bukowski et al. in "J Soc Personal Relatsh" 11:471-484, 1994) rating the child's friendship on companionship, help, security, closeness, and conflict. Parents and children described their children's friendships similarly except children's ratings were significantly higher than their parents on companionship. Children with better joint attention at age three reported their friendships to have higher closeness and lower conflict. Children with better initial play reported greater helpfulness. This study provides preliminary evidence linking early core abilities to later friendship qualities.
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A