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Prince, Emily Barbara; Kim, Elizabeth S.; Wall, Carla Anne; Gisin, Eugenia; Goodwin, Matthew S.; Simmons, Elizabeth Schoen; Chawarska, Kaisa; Shic, Frederick – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Electrodermal activity was examined as a measure of physiological arousal within a naturalistic play context in 2-year-old toddlers (N = 27) with and without autism spectrum disorder. Toddlers with autism spectrum disorder were found to have greater increases in skin conductance level than their typical peers in response to administered play…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Arousal Patterns
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Brignell, Amanda; Williams, Katrina; Prior, Margot; Donath, Susan; Reilly, Sheena; Bavin, Edith L.; Eadie, Patricia; Morgan, Angela T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
We compared loss and gain in communication from 1 to 2 years in children later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (n = 41), language impairment (n = 110) and in children with typical language development at 7 years (n = 831). Participants were selected from a prospective population cohort study of child language (the Early Language in…
Descriptors: Infants, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Comparative Analysis
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Dow, Deanna; Guthrie, Whitney; Stronach, Sheri T.; Wetherby, Amy M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the Systematic Observation of Red Flags as an observational level-two screening measure to detect risk for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers when used with a video-recorded administration of the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales. Psychometric properties of the Systematic…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Toddlers, Psychometrics
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Fletcher-Watson, Sue; Petrou, Alexandra; Scott-Barrett, Juliet; Dicks, Pamela; Graham, Catherine; O'Hare, Anne; Pain, Helen; McConachie, Helen – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study evaluated a technology-based early intervention for social communication skills in pre-schoolers in a randomised controlled trial. Participants were 54 children aged under 6 years with a diagnosis of autism, assigned to either intervention or control conditions. The app engaged children, who played consistently, regardless of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Handheld Devices
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Klintwall, Lars; Macari, Suzanne; Eikeseth, Svein; Chawarska, Katarzyna – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Recent studies have suggested that skill acquisition rates for children with autism spectrum disorders receiving early interventions can be predicted by child motivation. We examined whether level of interest during an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule assessment at 2?years predicts subsequent rates of verbal, nonverbal, and adaptive skill…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention, Student Interests
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Walton, Katherine M.; Ingersoll, Brooke R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Adult responsiveness is related to language development both in young typically developing children and in children with autism spectrum disorders, such that parents who use more responsive language with their children have children who develop better language skills over time. This study used a micro-analytic technique to examine how two facets…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction
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Anagnostou, Evdokia; Jones, Nancy; Huerta, Marisela; Halladay, Alycia K.; Wang, Paul; Scahill, Lawrence; Horrigan, Joseph P.; Kasari, Connie; Lord, Cathy; Choi, Dennis; Sullivan, Katherine; Dawson, Geraldine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Social communication impairments are a core deficit in autism spectrum disorder. Social communication deficit is also an early indicator of autism spectrum disorder and a factor in long-term outcomes. Thus, this symptom domain represents a critical treatment target. Identifying reliable and valid outcome measures for social communication across a…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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Stronach, Sheri; Wetherby, Amy M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This prospective study of the FIRST WORDS® Project examined restricted and repetitive behaviors in a sample of 55 toddlers at a mean age of 20 months who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Restricted and repetitive behaviors were coded using the Repetitive Movement and Restricted Interest Scales in two video-recorded observation…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Young Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Veness, Carly; Prior, Margot; Bavin, Edith; Eadie, Patricia; Cini, Eileen; Reilly, Sheena – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Prospective questionnaire data from a longitudinal population sample on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delay, specific language impairment, or typical development (TD), were collected at ages eight, 12 and 24 months, via the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scale Developmental Profile (CSBS)--Infant Toddler…
Descriptors: Autism, Language Impairments, Young Children, Comparative Analysis
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Wetherby, Amy M.; Brosnan-Maddox, Susan; Peace, Vickie; Newton, Laura – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
There is an urgent requirement for the improvement of early detection of ASDs. This article provides a brief review of research on the accuracy of screeners for children with ASD that have been administered to general pediatric samples and then present results of a population-based study with a broadband screener to detect children with…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Validity, Measures (Individuals), Infants