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ERIC Number: EJ934280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Open-Trial Pilot of "Mind Reading" and in Vivo Rehearsal for Children with HFASD
Thomeer, Marcus L.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; Lopata, Christopher; McDonald, Christin A.; Volker, Martin A.; Toomey, Jennifer A.; Smith, Rachael A.; Gullo, Gaetano
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v26 n3 p153-161 Sep 2011
In this pilot study, the authors evaluated a manualized administration of the "Mind Reading" (MR) program with in vivo rehearsal to determine the effects on emotion recognition and autism features of eleven 7- to 12-year-old children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (HFASD), and to determine the overall feasibility of the intervention. Following 12 sessions of MR over 6 weeks (M = 15.87 hr per child), emotion recognition and ability to display emotion were rated to be significantly higher than pretest. Significant reductions were found on ratings of autism-associated symptoms on a standardized rating scale completed by parents. Assessment of feasibility indicated high levels of treatment fidelity and high levels of parent- and child-reported satisfaction. Effect size estimates were medium to large for scales on which significant changes were observed. Implications for more controlled studies are proposed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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