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Goodwin, Anthony; Matthews, Nicole L.; Smith, Christopher J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Despite efforts to detect autism spectrum disorder during toddlerhood, many children with autism spectrum disorder remain undiagnosed until school age. To identify characteristics of children whose autism spectrum disorder might not be diagnosed during toddlerhood, this study used archived Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised records to examine the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children
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Caruana, Nathan; Stieglitz Ham, Heidi; Brock, Jon; Woolgar, Alexandra; Kloth, Nadine; Palermo, Romina; McArthur, Genevieve – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Joint attention--the ability to coordinate attention with a social partner--is critical for social communication, learning and the regulation of interpersonal relationships. Infants and young children with autism demonstrate impairments in both initiating and responding to joint attention bids in naturalistic settings. However, little is known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Control, Autism, Adults
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Ten Eycke, Kayla D.; Müller, Ulrich – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Little is known about the relation between cognitive processes and imagination and whether this relation differs between neurotypically developing children and children with autism. To address this issue, we administered a cognitive task battery and Karmiloff-Smith's drawing task, which requires children to draw imaginative people and houses. For…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Executive Function
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Little, Lauren M.; Wallisch, Anna; Salley, Brenda; Jamison, Rene – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Given that early caregiver concerns may be different for children who go on to receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder versus another developmental disability, early caregiver concerns may differ for girls. Using a community-based sample of children (n = 241), we examined the extent to which gender differences may be related to caregiver…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Chang, Ya-Chih; Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Gantman, Alexander; Ellingsen, Ruth; Frankel, Fred; Dillon, Ashley R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This study seeks to examine the predictors of positive social skills outcomes from the University of California, Los Angeles Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, an evidence-based parent-assisted social skills program for high-functioning middle school and high school adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Predictor Variables
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Pearl, Amanda M.; Murray, Michael J.; Smith, Laura A.; Arnold, Mariah – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
There is a paucity of instruments designed to measure social competence of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The Social Responsiveness Scale is one of a few that can be used. This study compared differences between mother and father reports of social competence of adolescents. Data were collected from parents of 50 adolescents with and…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Measurement Techniques, Adolescents, Tests