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ERIC Number: EJ966836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
An Examination of the Relationship between Communication and Socialization Deficits in Children with Autism and PDD-NOS
Hattier, Megan A.; Matson, Johnny L.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n2 p871-880 Apr-Jun 2012
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are characterized by pervasive impairments in repetitive behaviors or interests, communication, and socialization. As the onset of these features occurs at a very young age, early detection is of the utmost importance. In an attempt to better clarify the behavioral presentation of communication and socialization deficits to aid in early assessment and intervention, impairments in these areas were examined among infants and toddlers (17-36 months) with Autistic Disorder (AD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and non-ASD related developmental delay. The "Baby and Infant Screen for Children with aUtIsm Traits-Part1 (BISCUIT-Part1)" and the "Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-2)" were utilized to examine communication and socialization levels, respectively, among these groups. All groups significantly differed on level of socialization impairment with the Autism group displaying the greatest impairment and the non-ASD related developmental delay group evincing the least impairment. In regards to communication deficits, the non-ASD related developmentally delayed group differed significantly in comparison to the Autism and PDD-NOS groups; however, no significant differences were found between children with AD and PDD-NOS. While communication and socialization impairments were found to significantly correlate for all participants with the exception of those with PDD-NOS, these correlations were not found to significantly differ from one another across groups. The implications, limitations, and future directions of these results are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Battelle Developmental Inventory