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ERIC Number: EJ748010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Superior Disembedding Performance of High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Parents: The Need for Subtle Measures
de Jonge, Maretha V.; Kemner, Chantal; van Engeland, Herman
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v36 n5 p677-683 Jul 2006
We assessed the disembedding performance on the Embedded Figures Test (EFT) of high-functioning subjects with autism or autism spectrum disorders from multi-incidence families and the performance of their parents. The individuals with autism spectrum disorders were significantly faster than matched controls in locating the shape, but their parents were not faster than a control group of parents. However, both the individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their fathers made significantly fewer incorrect attempts before finding the right shape than matched controls. These results suggest that the number of incorrect attempts is a more subtle measure than accuracy or response time for assessing superior disembedding skills and therefore may be useful in the assessment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Embedded Figures Test