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Neil, Louise; White, Hannah; Warren, Katy; Pellicano, Elizabeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Anxiety is highly prevalent in autistic children. Yet interpretation biases implicated in anxiety in non-autistic individuals have received little research attention in this group. Twenty-two autistic children and 25 typical children completed an ambiguous scenarios interview and questionnaire-based measures of anxiety. A subsample of mothers…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Ambiguity (Context), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hollin, Gregory; Pearce, Warren – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This article draws upon qualitative interviews in order to examine how UK based research psychologists understand public engagement activities and interactions with autistic advocates. Researchers describe public engagement as difficult and understand these difficulties as stemming from autistic impairments. In particular, it is reported that a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Autism, Interpersonal Relationship
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Courchesne, Valérie; Girard, Dominique; Jacques, Claudine; Soulières, Isabelle – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Intelligence in minimally verbal children on the autism spectrum (AS) is at risk of being underestimated. The present study investigated testability and cognitive profile of preschool autistic children using conventional tools and strength-informed tools. Fifty-two AS children and fifty-four typical children matched on age (31-77 months) were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification, Autism
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Kovarski, Klara; Mennella, Rocco; Wong, Simeon M.; Dunkley, Benjamin T.; Taylor, Margot J.; Batty, Magali – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has focused on processing of socially-relevant stimuli, such as faces. Nonetheless, before being 'social', faces are visual stimuli. The present magnetoencephalography study investigated the time course of brain activity during an implicit emotional task in visual emotion-related regions in 19 adults with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Visual Stimuli, Diagnostic Tests
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Lipinski, Silke; Blanke, Elisabeth S.; Suenkel, Ulrike; Dziobek, Isabel – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Many adults with autism spectrum condition (ASC) desire outpatient psychotherapy (PT). This study compared reasons for seeking PT, experiences with PT, and modifications preferred with respect to PT of individuals with ASC to non-autistic individuals with depression (MDD). Furthermore, factors predictive for treatment satisfaction were identified…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Psychotherapy
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Sankey, Carol; Derguy, Cyrielle; Clément, Céline; Ilg, Jennifer; Cappe, Émilie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
After being wrongfully blamed for their child's disturbances, French parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are now perceived as essential partners of care professionals. This shift in perspective has encouraged the development of parent training programs in the field of autism. In this paper, we present three programs currently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hoover, Daniel W.; Romero, Elizabeth M. G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and psychometric characteristics of a web-based touchscreen app prototype designed to assess self-reported trauma exposure and symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prototype was piloted with 20 clinically referred children previously diagnosed with ASD and having various…
Descriptors: Autism, Psychometrics, Trauma, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Stack, Alexia; Lucyshyn, Joseph – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Children with autism incur trauma and have increased vulnerabilities for experiencing trauma. This paper summarizes the current literature in the study of trauma in typically developing children and those with autism. A treatment model for children with autism, drawing on components from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, and…
Descriptors: Autism, At Risk Persons, Children, Trauma
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Yerys, Benjamin E.; Bertollo, Jennifer R.; Kenworthy, Lauren; Dawson, Geraldine; Marco, Elysa J.; Schultz, Robert T.; Sikich, Linmarie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The presence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is associated with worse cognitive control. Children with ASD and ADHD often respond poorly to medications, thus we need alternative treatments. We examined the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of Project…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Dell'Armo, Kristin A.; Tassé, Marc J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined the role of parent expectations and adaptive behavior in predicting outcomes for youth with intellectual disability. A sample of students with intellectual disability were drawn from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 for inclusion in this study. Four latent variables were created: demographic factors, adaptive…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Predictor Variables, Intellectual Disability
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Stuger, Jerry – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Religious beliefs and faith in high-functioning autistic persons are analyzed by discussing the work and biography of Franz Kafka. It enables researchers to differentiate between how autistic and non-autistic persons experience and express religious beliefs and spiritual issues because Kafka as an autistic person also wrote about these topics in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religion, Beliefs, Autism
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Siddiqi, Seema; Urooj, Asna; D'Souza, Melwin James – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Research literature on dietary patterns & eating habits of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in India is limited. To explore this, a pilot study (n = 53) which included 45 boys and 8 girls (age group of 2-13 years) was conducted. Three day food records, Food Frequency Questionnaire and Children Eating Behavior Inventory were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Gómez-Pérez, M. Mar; Mata, Sara; Calero, M. Dolores – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
In children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there are often discrepancies between direct assessment and third-party reports. We compared these children with groups with/without difficulties in interpersonal problem-solving skills in order to determine whether these discrepancies appear and if they could be a diagnostic indicator for ASD.…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Problem Solving
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Neo, Wei Siong; Tonnsen, Bridgette L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Children with neurogenetic syndromes (NGS) experience comorbid challenging behaviors and psychopathology. We examined challenging behaviors in 86 toddlers and preschoolers across three NGS [Angelman syndrome (AS), Prader--Willi syndrome (PWS), and Williams syndrome (WS)] and 43 low-risk controls (LRC), using the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Psychopathology
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Anderson, Anastasia H.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark; Carlon, Sarah – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The findings from a systematic literature review of 24 empirical studies of interventions for post-secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are reported in this study. A diverse range of interventions were examined, many of which appeared feasible and high rates of participant satisfaction were also reported. Differing responses…
Descriptors: College Students, Postsecondary Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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