ERIC Number: EJ1100602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
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Stimulus Overselectivity in Autism, Down Syndrome, and Typical Development
Dube, William V.; Farber, Rachel S.; Mueller, Marlana R.; Grant, Eileen; Lorin, Lucy; Deutsch, Curtis K.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v121 n3 p219-235 May 2016
Stimulus overselectivity refers to maladaptive narrow attending that is a common learning problem among children with intellectual disabilities and frequently associated with autism. The present study contrasted overselectivity among groups of children with autism, Down syndrome, and typical development. The groups with autism and Down syndrome were matched for intellectual level, and all three groups were matched for developmental levels on tests of nonverbal reasoning and receptive vocabulary. Delayed matching-to-sample tests presented color/form compounds, printed words, photographs of faces, Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols, and unfamiliar black forms. No significant differences among groups emerged for test accuracy scores. Overselectivity was not statistically overrepresented among individuals with autism in contrast to those with Down syndrome or typically developing children.
Descriptors: Autism, Down Syndrome, Matched Groups, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Spatial Ability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comparative Analysis, Visual Discrimination, Performance Based Assessment, Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HD062582|P01HD025995|P30HD004147