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ERIC Number: EJ980389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Social Interaction Style of Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Scheeren, Anke M.; Koot, Hans M.; Begeer, Sander
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n10 p2046-2055 Oct 2012
Qualitative differences in social interaction style exist "within" the autism spectrum. In this study we examined whether these differences are associated with (1) the severity of autistic symptoms and comorbid disruptive behavior problems, (2) the child's psycho-social health, and (3) executive functioning and perspective taking skills. The social interaction style of 156 children and adolescents (6-19 years) with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) was determined with the Wing Subgroups Questionnaire. An active-but-odd social interaction style was positively associated with symptoms of autism, attention deficit and hyperactivity. Furthermore, an active-but-odd social interaction style was negatively associated with children's psycho-social health and positively with executive functioning problems. Social interaction style explains part of the heterogeneity among children with HFASD. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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