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ERIC Number: EJ966631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Explaining Metaphors in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Children: A Brief Report
Melogno, Sergio; D'Ardia, Caterina; Pinto, Maria Antonietta; Levi, Gabriel
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n2 p683-689 Apr-Jun 2012
This study investigated metaphor comprehension in a group of 24 Italian high-functioning ASD children (mean age: 8.5 y.). Children were administered a test that was composed of "sensorial metaphors", which are understood by normally developing preschoolers, that the children had to verbally explain. Two normally developing control groups, which were composed of 5- and 6-year olds, were recruited as well, as the highest age for this test is 6 years. A one-way ANOVA applied to the four scores from the test showed a partial delay in the ASD group with respect to the 6-year-old control group, but not with respect to the 5-year-old control group. The ASD group showed some capabilities in metaphor processing; however, there were also some atypical behaviors that suggest that ASD children process metaphorical stimuli in a particular way. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy