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ERIC Number: EJ1074349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Stimulus Over-Selectivity and Extinction-Induced Recovery of Performance as a Product of Intellectual Impairment and Autism Severity
Kelly, Michelle P.; Leader, Geraldine; Reed, Phil
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n10 p3098-3106 Oct 2015
The current experiment investigated the extent to which three variables (autism severity, nonverbal intellectual functioning, and verbal intellectual functioning) are associated with over-selective responding in a group of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This paper also analyzed the association of these three variables with the recovery of responding to a previously under-selected stimulus following extinction of the previously over-selected stimulus. The results demonstrated that participants showed over-selectivity, and demonstrated that extinction of the over-selected stimulus led to recovery of responding to the previously under-selected stimulus. For both over-selectivity, and recovery from over-selectivity, verbal functioning appeared to predict the effects most strongly, with greater over-selectivity in the lower functioning individuals, and greater recovery in the higher functioning individuals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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