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ERIC Number: EJ1169112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Assessing Personal Constructs of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Person-Centered Measure of Social Cognition
Hess, Sean; Self, Trisha; DiLollo, Anthony
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n2 p485-501 Feb 2018
Many protocols assessing social communication skills of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are based on behavioral observations. It has been suggested, however, that social cognition encompasses processes underlying observable behaviors. Such processes include personal constructs, which can be assessed using repertory grids. Personal constructs of five adolescents with ASD with average or above average intelligence and receptive and expressive language skills were explored using repertory grids in this study. With visual structure and verbal scaffolding, all participants successfully engaged in the repertory grid process. Data suggest participants had well organized, complex construct systems, a significant understanding of social roles, and were interested in social interactions. Repertory grids may provide additional person-centered information for assessing social communication skills in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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