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ERIC Number: EJ818330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Narratives of Personal Events in Children with Autism and Developmental Language Disorders--Unshared Memories
Goldman, Sylvie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n10 p1982-1988 Nov 2008
Narrative analysis of personal events provides an opportunity for identifying autism specific issues related to language and social impairments. Eight personal events were elicited from three groups of schoolage children: 14 high-functioning with Autism Spectrum Disorders (HFA), 12 non-autistic with developmental language disorders (DLD), and 12 typically developing matched for chronological age and non-verbal IQ. The coding focused on narrative format (constituents) and style (coherence). The analyses indicate basic knowledge of conventional narrative format in all groups but a consistent lack of high-point in HFA children's stories interpreted as a consequence of their lack of social understanding of narrative. The results suggest novel interventions to foster autobiographical memory in HFA children which may assist in their self-awareness development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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