ERIC Number: EJ591243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Do Children with PDDNOS Have a Theory of Mind?
Sicotte, Charles; Stemberger, Ruth M. T.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v29 n3 p225-33 Jun 1999
This study sought to differentiate pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS) from similar nonautistic disorders on the basis of a cognitive deficit, theory of mind (ToM), which is the ability to infer mental states in others, a deficit highly prevalent in autism, a disorder similar to PDDNOS. Results suggest that children with PDDNOS are deficient in ToM but not to the same degree as children with autism. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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