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ERIC Number: EJ1148033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Verbal, Visual, and Intermediary Support for Child Witnesses with Autism during Investigative Interviews
Henry, Lucy A.; Crane, Laura; Nash, Gilly; Hobson, Zoe; Kirke-Smith, Mimi; Wilcock, Rachel
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n8 p2348-2362 Aug 2017
Three promising investigative interview interventions were assessed in 270 children (age 6-11 years): 71 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 199 who were typically developing (TD). Children received "Verbal Labels," "Sketch Reinstatement of Context" or "Registered Intermediary" interviews designed to improve interview performance without decreasing accuracy. Children with ASD showed no increases in the number of correct details recalled for any of the three interview types (compared to a Best-Practice police interview), whereas TD children showed significant improvements in the Registered Intermediary and Verbal Labels interviews. Findings suggested that children with ASD can perform as well as TD children in certain types of investigative interviews, but some expected benefits (e.g., of Registered Intermediaries) were not apparent in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scales Short Forms
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