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Viscidi, Emma W.; Johnson, Ashley L.; Spence, Sarah J.; Buka, Stephen L.; Morrow, Eric M.; Triche, Elizabeth W. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Epilepsy is common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but little is known about how seizures impact the autism phenotype. The association between epilepsy and autism symptoms and associated maladaptive behaviors was examined in 2,645 children with ASD, of whom 139 had epilepsy, from the Simons Simplex Collection. Children with ASD and…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Epilepsy
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Richman, D. M.; Barnard-Brak, L.; Bosch, A.; Thompson, S.; Grubb, L.; Abby, L. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: Presence of an autism spectrum disorder is a risk factor for development of self-injurious behaviour (SIB) exhibited by individuals with developmental disorders. The most salient SIB risk factors historically studied within developmental disorders are level of intellectual disability, communication deficits and presence of specific…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Risk, Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries
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Felce, D.; Kerr, M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: Identification of possible personal indicators of risk for challenging behaviour has generally been through association in cross-sectional prevalence studies, but few analyses have controlled for intercorrelation between potential risk factors. The aim was to investigate the extent to which gender, age, presence of the triad of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems
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Rose, John; Willner, Paul; Shead, Jennifer; Jahoda, Andrew; Gillespie, David; Townson, Julia; Lammie, Claire; Woodgate, Christopher; Stenfert Kroese, Biza; Felce, David; MacMahon, Pamela; Rose, Nikki; Stimpson, Aimee; Nuttall, Jacqueline; Hood, Kerenza – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Background: Many people with intellectual disabilities display high levels of anger, and cognitive-behavioural anger management interventions are used routinely. However, for these methods to be used optimally, a better understanding is needed of different forms of anger assessment. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of a…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Psychological Characteristics, Cognitive Restructuring, Intervention
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Farmer, Cristan; Lecavalier, Luc; Yu, Sunkyung; Arnold, L. Eugene; McDougle, Christopher J.; Scahill, Lawrence; Handen, Benjamin; Johnson, Cynthia R.; Stigler, Kimberly A.; Bearss, Karen; Swiezy, Naomi B.; Aman, Michael G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
The Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology-Autism Network reported additional benefit when adding parent training (PT) to antipsychotic medication in children with autism spectrum disorders and serious behavior problems. The intent-to-treat analyses were rerun with putative predictors and moderators. The "Home Situations…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Hyperactivity, Predictor Variables
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Bent, Stephen; Bertoglio, Kiah; Ashwood, Paul; Bostrom, Alan; Hendren, Robert L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial to determine the feasibility and initial safety and efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids (1.3 g/day) for the treatment of hyperactivity in 27 children ages 3-8 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). After 12 weeks, hyperactivity, as measured by the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, improved 2.7 (plus or minus…
Descriptors: Autism, Hyperactivity, Food, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Aman, Michael G.; Hollway, Jill A.; Leone, Sarah; Masty, Jessica; Lindsay, Ronald; Nash, Patricia; Arnold, L. Eugene – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
This study was designed to explore the placebo-controlled effects of risperidone on cognitive-motor processes, dyskinetic movements, and behavior in children receiving maintenance risperidone therapy. Sixteen children aged 4-14 years with disruptive behavior were randomly assigned to drug order in a crossover study of risperidone and placebo for 2…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Behavior Problems, Reaction Time, Hyperactivity
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Rose, John L.; Gerson, Danielle F. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2009
Background: There is a growing interest in the use of cognitive approaches for the treatment of psychological difficulties with people who have intellectual disability. The aim of the present study was to investigate the properties of an anger inventory, the relationship between self-reported and staff-reported levels of anger, and the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Retardation, Psychological Patterns, Correlation
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Woodard, Cooper; Groden, June; Goodwin, Matthew; Bodfish, James – Autism: The International Journal of Research & Practice, 2007
We used a mixed group/single-case, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ABAB design to examine the safety and efficacy of the glutamate antagonist dextromethorphan for the treatment of problematic behaviors and core symptoms in eight children diagnosed with autism. All participants had increased levels of irritability at baseline as measured by the…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Behavior Problems, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children
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Handen, Benjamin L.; Hardan, Antonio Y. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006
Objective: Olanzapine, an atypical antipsychotic, has been shown to be efficacious for treatment of psychotic and mood disorders in adults. This prospective, open-label study was conducted to examine the safety and usefulness of olanzapine in treating disruptive behavior disorders in adolescents with subaverage intelligence. Method: Sixteen…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Intelligence, Safety, Moderate Mental Retardation
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Arnold, L. Eugene; Aman, Michael G.; Cook, Amelia M.; Witwer, Andrea N.; Hall, Kristy L.; Thompson, Susan; Ramadan, Yaser – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006
Objective: To explore placebo-controlled efficacy and safety of atomoxetine (ATX) for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: Children ages 5 to 15 with ASD and prominent ADHD symptoms were randomly assigned to order in a crossover of clinically titrated ATX and placebo, 6…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Autism, Drug Therapy, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Gabriels, Robin L.; Cuccaro, Michael L.; Hill, Dina E.; Ivers, Bonnie J.; Goldson, Edward – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2005
Relationships between repetitive behaviors (RBs) and associated clinical features (i.e., cognitive and adaptive functioning levels, sleep problems, medication use, and other behavioral problems) were examined in two groups (High nonverbal IQ greater than or equal to 97 versus Low nonverbal IQ less than or equal to 56) of children with autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Child Behavior
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Miller, Michael L.; Fee, Virginia E.; Netterville, Amanda K. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2004
The reliability of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rating scales in children with mental retardation was assessed. Parents, teachers, and teaching assistants completed ADHD rating scales on 48 children aged 5-12 diagnosed with mental retardation. Measures included the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Conners Rating Scales, the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Behavior Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Attention Deficit Disorders