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ERIC Number: EJ796917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Relationship between Social Competence and Sensory Processing in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Hilton, Claudia; Graver, Kathleen; LaVesser, Patricia
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v1 n2 p164-173 Apr-Jun 2007
Purpose: This study examines the relationship between social competence and sensory processing in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Methodology: Children, ages 6-10 (N = 36), with high functioning autism spectrum disorders were assessed using the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) and the Sensory Profile (SP). A bivariate correlational design was used to compare the scores (Spearman Rank Correlational Coefficient). Results: Significant differences were seen between mild to moderate and severe categories of SRS scores, based on Mann-Whitney U test (p less than 0.05). Moderate to strong correlations were found between the SRS scores and all four sensory processing quadrant scores. Conclusions: This study adds a clearer understanding of the relationship between sensory processing and social competence for children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. The degree of correlation indicates that sensory processing is a function of severity within autism spectrum disorders and may be an important factor to consider when addressing the social performance of these children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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