ERIC Number: EJ1103834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Understanding One's Own Emotions in Cognitively-Able Preadolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ben-Itzchak, Esther; Abutbul, Shira; Bela, Hadas; Shai, Tom; Zachor, Ditza A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n7 p2363-2371 Jul 2016
There are still no straightforward answers as to whether understanding one's own emotions is impaired in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study evaluated the perception of one's own different emotions, based on the relevant section of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Module 3 test. Forty boys, aged 8-11 years, 20 diagnosed with ASD (IQ = 85) and 20 typically developing children were included. Description of events that elicited specific emotions in ASD was characterized by more "odd" statements and "no responses" and less use of content related to "social situations", "interpersonal" and "self-awareness". More "no responses" and odd statements were associated with the severity of ASD symptoms. Clinicians should be aware of these differentiating factors during the diagnostic process of ASD.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Correlation, Clinical Diagnosis, Severity (of Disability), Emotional Response, Metacognition, Diagnostic Tests, Mental Disorders, Observation, Males, Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule