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Nevill, Rose; Hedley, Darren; Uljarevic, Mirko; Sahin, Ensu; Zadek, Johanna; Butter, Eric; Mulick, James A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study investigated language profiles in a community-based sample of 104 children aged 1-3 years who had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (5th ed.) diagnostic criteria. Language was assessed with the Mullen scales, Preschool Language Scale, fifth edition, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Language Skills
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Lim, Nataly; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Londono, Fabiola Vargas; Russell-George, Adrienne – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
This study used a video prompting intervention to overcome language barriers between English-speaking trainers and Spanish-speaking immigrant parents of children with autism. Parents were taught instructional skills targeting independent dressing. A multiple baseline design across three families and a replication using an alternating treatments…
Descriptors: Cues, Video Technology, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Pearson, Jamie N.; Meadan, Hedda – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2021
Children with autism and their families often face challenges accessing early intervention and related services. African American children face additional challenges due to disparities in diagnoses and access to services. These disparities present a great need for parent advocacy to combat culturally insensitive service delivery and strained…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, African Americans, Parents
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Hampton, Lauren H.; Kaiser, Ann P.; Fuller, Elizabeth A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-component communication intervention on social communication for young children with autism. As many as half of children with autism are not yet talking by age 3, and up to a third of children with autism will remain minimally verbal past age 5. Spoken language outcomes are…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Communication Skills
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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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Bak, Moon Young Savana; Plavnick, Joshua B.; Byrne, Sarah M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Little is known about the language trajectories of minimally verbal school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. The present investigation conducted observations across two elementary schools over an entire school year to analyze the vocal language development of nine minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Verbal Ability, Language Acquisition, Children
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Tokatly Latzer, Itay; Leitner, Yael; Karnieli-Miller, Orit – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
The lockdown that was imposed by governments as part of the attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic included extreme measures, such as home confinement and the shutting down of special education systems. Our aim was to learn about the core experiences of parents of children with autism during this significant life disturbance. Thirty-one parents…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control, Autism
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Rutherford, M. D.; Subiaul, Francys – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
An "explanatory drive" motivates children to explain ambiguity. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders are interested in how systems work, but it is unknown whether they have an explanatory drive. We presented children with and without autism spectrum disorder unsolvable problems in a physical and in a social context and evaluated…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Motivation
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Zheng, Lidan; Grove, Rachel; Eapen, Valsamma – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Mothers of children with autism experience high levels of stress. However, little is known about whether maternal stressors differ across children of different ages. Method: This study investigated stressors in mothers of 29 pre-school-aged and 27 school-aged children with autism. Correlation and regression analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Predictor Variables, Stress Variables, Autism
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Sutherland, Rebecca; Trembath, David; Hodge, Marie Antoinette; Rose, Veronica; Roberts, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Access to timely and appropriate speech-language pathology (SLP) services is a significant challenge for many families. Telehealth has been used successfully to treat a range of communication disorders in children and adults. Research examining the use of telehealth for children with autism has focused largely on diagnosis,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Reliability
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Donkers, Franc C. L.; Carlson, Mike; Schipul, Sarah E.; Belger, Aysenil; Baranek, Grace T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Atypical sensory response patterns are common in children with autism and developmental delay. Expanding on previous work, this observational electroencephalogram study assessed auditory event-related potentials and their associations with clinically evaluated sensory response patterns in children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 28),…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests
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Jones, Rebecca M.; Tarpey, Thaddeus; Hamo, Amarelle; Carberry, Caroline; Brouwer, Gijs; Lord, Catherine – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Statistical learning-extracting regularities in the environment-may underlie complex social behavior. 124 children, 56 with autism and 68 typically developing, ages 2-8 years, completed a novel visual statistical learning task on an iPad. Averaged together, children with autism demonstrated less learning on the task compared to typically…
Descriptors: Young Children, Autism, Verbal Ability, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Kasperzack, Daria; Schrott, Bastian; Mingebach, Tanja; Becker, Katja; Burghardt, Roland; Kamp-Becker, Inge – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Children with autism spectrum disorders often exhibit comorbid behavioral problems. These problems have an impact on the severity of the core symptoms, the progression of the disorder as well as on the families' quality of life. We evaluated the effectiveness of the Stepping Stones Triple P group parent training program as a supplementary…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Problems
Mostafa, Amaal Ahmed – International Journal of Psycho-Educational Sciences, 2018
Multisensory instructional approach leads to increased engagement, improved attitudes towards learning, improved information processing, and improved retrieval of learned information. The purpose of the present study was to examine the extent to which multisensory approach can be used to improve emergent literacy skills in children with autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emergent Literacy, Young Children
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Dimolareva, Mirena; Dunn, Thomas J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Research has indicated beneficial effects of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs) for children with Autism. However, there is a dearth of meta-analyses and findings are often contradictory. The current meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of AAIs on social interaction, communication and global Autism symptoms. A total of 1447 studies were…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Animals
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