ERIC Number: EJ1109719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Judgments of Nonverbal Behaviour by Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can They Detect Signs of Winning and Losing from Brief Video Clips?
Ryan, Christian; Furley, Philip; Mulhall, Kathleen
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p2916-2923 Sep 2016
Typically developing children are able to judge who is winning or losing from very short clips of video footage of behaviour between active match play across a number of sports. Inferences from "thin slices" (short video clips) allow participants to make complex judgments about the meaning of posture, gesture and body language. This study extends the use of the thin slice research paradigm to children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We tested 38 children with ASD, in two age groups: 15 participants aged 5-8 years and 23 participants aged 9-13 years. We found that the children with ASD had a rate of accuracy similar to that of typically developing peers tested in a previous study.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Video Technology, Nonverbal Communication, Children, Early Adolescents, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Behavior, Athletes, Athletics
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