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Dickter, Cheryl L.; Burk, Joshua A.; Anthony, Laura Gutermuth; Robertson, Hillary A.; Verbalis, Alyssa; Seese, Sydney; Myrick, Yetta; Anthony, Bruno J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
The current study sought to characterize implicit bias toward children with autism and examine whether viewing educational materials about autism would change attitudes toward children with autism. A website developed by Sesame Street containing information about autism and resources for families was distributed to parents of children with autism…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Television, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Subhan, Nabiyeva Aida – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2020
The article deals with the training and psycho-correction of children with autism. Psychological correction preventing the development of autism plays an important role nowadays. Significant experience has already been gained through clinical and psychiatric studies in this area. Diagnostic criteria for this problem were first identified by…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Communication Skills
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Haebig, Eileen; Jiménez, Eva; Cox, Christopher R.; Hills, Thomas T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Children with autism spectrum disorder often have significant language delays. But do they learn language differently than neurotypical toddlers? We compared the lexical skills of 64 preverbal and minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder to 461 vocabulary-size-matched typically developing toddlers. We also examined social features…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Vocabulary Development, Toddlers
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Fakhrou, Abdulnaser A.; Ghareeb, Sara A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2020
The present study aimed to explore the anxiety level of the children with autism in Qatar. It aimed to explore whether there is any statistically significant difference between the anxiety levels of the autistic children which can be attributed to (gender, school stage, school type or family type). The researchers adopted a descriptive analytical…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Children, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades
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Espinoza, Juan C.; Deavenport-Saman, Alexis; Solomon, Olga; Chowdhuri, Sampreeti; Wee, Choo Phei; Azen, Collen; Orozco, Jazminne; Kreutzer, Cary; Yin, Larry – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Children with autism spectrum disorder are at increased risk for obesity compared to typically developing children. Many obesity intervention programs exclude children with autism spectrum disorder. There is little research on developmentally inclusive approaches to pediatric weight management. We examined the outcomes of children and families…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Samadi, Sayyed Ali; McConkey, Roy; Mahmoodizadeh, Ameneh – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
The assessment instruments for diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorder have been developed mostly in affluent, English-speaking countries. Among the most popular has been the Autism Diagnostic Interview--Revised. This article reports its use in Iran with the dual aims of confirming the factor structure of the revised Autism Diagnostic…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Clinical Diagnosis
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Arciuli, Joanne; Bailey, Benjamin – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Children with autism have an increased likelihood of reading difficulties. The reasons for this are numerous and varied, but many children with autism can learn to read when they are provided with evidence-based early reading instruction. Method: Here, we provide an overview of some of the factors that impact early reading development for…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Lindly, Olivia J.; Chan, James; Fenning, Rachel M.; Farmer, Justin G.; Neumeyer, Ann M.; Wang, Paul; Swanson, Mark; Parker, Robert A.; Kuhlthau, Karen A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Children with autism spectrum disorder have a high risk of vision problems yet little is known about their vision care. This cross-sectional survey study, therefore, examined vision care among 351 children with autism spectrum disorder ages 6-17 years in the United States or Canada who were enrolled in the Autism Treatment Network Registry. Vision…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Access to Health Care
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Porter, Noriko; Loveland, Katherine A. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Parents of children with autism experience elevated stress that may be influenced by specific characteristics of the child and parent, including cultural norms and beliefs about parenting. However, there is little research on families of children with autism from cultural perspectives. The purpose of this integrative review is to identify factors…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents
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Fisher, Marisa H.; Epstein, Richard A.; Urbano, Richard C.; Vehorn, Alison; Cull, Michael J.; Warren, Zachary – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Children with disabilities experience elevated rates of maltreatment, but little is known about the interaction of children with autism spectrum disorder with child protection systems. A population-based dataset of 24,306 children born in 2008 in Tennessee, which included 387 children with autism spectrum disorder identified through the Autism and…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Abuse
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Lee, Vivian; Duku, Eric; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Bennett, Teresa; Szatmari, Peter; Elsabbagh, Mayada; Kerns, Connor; Mirenda, Pat; Smith, Isabel M.; Ungar, Wendy J.; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Volden, Joanne; Waddell, Charlotte; Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Thompson, Ann; Georgiades, Stelios – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Temperament is a construct that is relatively stable over time but varies between individuals. Research suggests that children with autism spectrum disorder have a 'reactive' temperament profile when compared to peers with or without disabilities. However, our understanding of how temperament varies within children with autism and how it relates…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Severity (of Disability), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Problems
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Cremone-Caira, Amanda; Trier, Katherine; Sanchez, Victoria; Kohn, Brooke; Gilbert, Rachel; Faja, Susan – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Thirty to 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder also have symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many children with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder experience difficulties carrying out goal-directed behaviors, particularly when it comes to inhibiting responses. The aim of this study was…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Wallace, Gregory L.; Richard, Emily; Wolff, Alexandra; Nadeau, Monica; Zucker, Nancy – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Although food selectivity and so-called "picky" eating are well documented in autism spectrum disorder, emotion-linked eating has rarely been investigated. This study examined emotion-linked over- and under-eating based on parent ratings of these behaviors in 4- to 17-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 190) as compared…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eating Habits, Affective Behavior
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Fong, Vanessa; Gardiner, Emily; Iarocci, Grace – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
The current study examined the role of informal supports in predicting resilience among families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included 153 caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder, who were between the ages of 2 and 18years (M=10.45; SD=4.32). Caregivers completed a measure of satisfaction with informal…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology)
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Hampton, Lauren H.; Kaiser, Ann P.; Nietfeld, Jennifer P.; Khachoyan, Ani – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
JASP-EMT, the combined Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) and Joint Attention, Structured Play, and Emotion Regulation (JASPER) interventions, has been found to be effective for promoting social communication in young children with autism (Kasari et al. in J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 53(6):635-646, 2014). The current study examined the effects…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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