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ERIC Number: EJ1074398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Accurate or Assumed: Visual Learning in Children with ASD
Trembath, David; Vivanti, Giacomo; Iacono, Teresa; Dissanayake, Cheryl
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n10 p3276-3287 Oct 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often described as visual learners. We tested this assumption in an experiment in which 25 children with ASD, 19 children with global developmental delay (GDD), and 17 typically developing (TD) children were presented a series of videos via an eye tracker in which an actor instructed them to manipulate objects in speech-only and speech + pictures conditions. We found no group differences in visual attention to the stimuli. The GDD and TD groups performed better when pictures were available, whereas the ASD group did not. Performance of children with ASD and GDD was positively correlated with visual attention and receptive language. We found no evidence of a prominent visual learning style in the ASD group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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