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Andersson, Gunilla Westman; Gillberg, Christopher; Miniscalco, Carmela – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
The male to female ratio is raised in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Previous studies have suggested that girls with ASD have more problems with communication than boys, but boys show more repetitive behaviours than girls. In this study, 20 girls, 1.8-3.9 years of age were matched for chronological and developmental age with 20 boys with…
Descriptors: Females, Young Children, Autism, Males
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov; Andersson, Gunilla; Viding, Jane – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2009
Vibroacoustic music has been proposed to be an effective treatment for individuals with developmental disorders and challenging behaviors. The present study experimentally tested the effects of vibroacoustic music on self-injurious, stereotypical, and aggressive destructive behaviors in 20 individuals with autism spectrum disorders and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Music Therapy, Autism, Developmental Disabilities
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Nygren, Gudrun; Cederlund, Mats; Sandberg, Eva; Gillstedt, Fredrik; Arvidsson, Thomas; Gillberg, I. Carina; Andersson, Gunilla Westman; Gillberg, Christopher – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is more common than previously believed. ASD is increasingly diagnosed at very young ages. We report estimated ASD prevalence rates from a population study of 2-year-old children conducted in 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Screening for ASD had been introduced at all child health centers at child age 21/2 years. All…
Descriptors: Incidence, Autism, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Andersson-Linder, Gunilla – 1996
This paper discusses new Swedish legislation affecting individuals with disabilities and the social services required under this act. A list of the social services that are available under legislation is provided. The paper also reviews the results of three studies on the effects of the legislation on children (ages 0-21) with intellectual…
Descriptors: Attendants, Divorce, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents