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ERIC Number: EJ921942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Social Networks and Friendships at School: Comparing Children with and without ASD
Kasari, Connie; Locke, Jill; Gulsrud, Amanda; Rotheram-Fuller, Erin
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n5 p533-544 May 2011
Self, peer and teacher reports of social relationships were examined for 60 high-functioning children with ASD. Compared to a matched sample of typical children in the same classroom, children with ASD were more often on the periphery of their social networks, reported poorer quality friendships and had fewer reciprocal friendships. On the playground, children with ASD were mostly unengaged but playground engagement was not associated with peer, self, or teacher reports of social behavior. Twenty percent of children with ASD had a reciprocated friendship and also high social network status. Thus, while the majority of high functioning children with ASD struggle with peer relationships in general education classrooms, a small percentage of them appear to have social success. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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