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ERIC Number: EJ1133669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Increased Eye Contact during Conversation Compared to Play in Children with Autism
Jones, Rebecca M.; Southerland, Audrey; Hamo, Amarelle; Carberry, Caroline; Bridges, Chanel; Nay, Sarah; Stubbs, Elizabeth; Komarow, Emily; Washington, Clay; Rehg, James M.; Lord, Catherine; Rozga, Agata
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n3 p607-614 Mar 2017
Children with autism have atypical gaze behavior but it is unknown whether gaze differs during distinct types of reciprocal interactions. Typically developing children (N = 20) and children with autism (N = 20) (4-13 years) made similar amounts of eye contact with an examiner during a conversation. Surprisingly, there was minimal eye contact during interactive play in both groups. Gaze behavior was stable across 8 weeks in children with autism (N = 15). Lastly, gaze behavior during conversation but not play was associated with autism social affect severity scores (ADOS CSS SA) and the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2). Together findings suggests that eye contact in typical and atypical development is influenced by subtle changes in context, which has implications for optimizing assessments of social communication skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Grant or Contract Numbers: AR130106