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ERIC Number: EJ797498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Performance of Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism on Advanced Theory of Mind Tasks
Kaland, Nils; Callesen, Kirsten; Moller-Nielsen, Annette; Mortensen, Erik Lykke; Smith, Lars
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n6 p1112-1123 Jul 2008
Although a number of advanced theory of mind tasks have been developed, there is a dearth of information on whether performances on different tasks are associated. The present study examined the performance of 21 children and adolescents with diagnoses of Asperger syndrome (AS) and 20 typically developing controls on three advanced theory of mind tasks: The Eyes Task, the Strange Stories, and the Stories from Everyday Life. The participants in the clinical group demonstrated lower performance than the controls on all the three tasks. The pattern of findings, however, indicates that these tasks may share different information-processing requirements in addition to tapping different mentalizing abilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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