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ERIC Number: EJ939842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Teaching Situation-Based Emotions to Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
McHugh, Louise; Bobarnac, Alina; Reed, Phil
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n10 p1423-1428 Oct 2011
Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty recognizing emotions in themselves and others. Three children (all males) participated in the study. In a multi-element design children with ASD were trained to tact situation-based emotions (i.e., "happy", "sad", "angry", and "afraid") using novel video based scenarios. To increase the likelihood that each child would learn a generalized repertoire of emotion understanding, multiple exemplars of emotion identification were trained using a multi-component procedure. The results indicated significant increases in tacting situation-based emotions. To evaluate the generalization of training, novel video stories were employed that depicted the trained emotions. The findings indicated generalization of situation-based emotional tacting to the novel video stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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