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ERIC Number: EJ900651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Delayed Video Self-Recognition in Children with High Vo Functioning Autism and Asperger's Disorder
Dissanayake, Cheryl; Shembrey, Joh; Suddendorf, Thomas
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v14 n5 p495-508 Sep 2010
Two studies are reported which investigate delayed video self-recognition (DSR) in children with autistic disorder and Asperger's disorder relative to one another and to their typically developing peers. A secondary aim was to establish whether DSR ability is dependent on metarepresentational ability. Children's verbal and affective responses to their image were also measured. Three groups of male children between 5 and 9 years, comprising 15 with high-functioning autistic disorder (HFA), 12 with Asperger's disorder (AspD), and 15 typically developing (TD) children, participated in Study 1. Study 2 included two groups of younger children (18 HFA; 18 TD) aged 4 to 7 years. Participant groups in each study were equally able to recognize themselves using delayed video feedback, and responded to their marked image with positive affect. This was so even amongst children with HFA who were impaired in their performance on false belief tasks, casting doubt on a metarepresentational basis of DSR. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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