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Takahashi, Hidetoshi; Nakahachi, Takayuki; Stickley, Andrew; Ishitobi, Makoto; Kamio, Yoko – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The objective of this study was to investigate relationships between caregiver-reported sensory processing abnormalities, and the physiological index of auditory over-responsiveness evaluated using acoustic startle response measures, in children with autism spectrum disorders and typical development. Mean acoustic startle response magnitudes in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Acoustics
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Pisula, Ewa; Pudlo, Monika; Slowinska, Monika; Kawa, Rafal; Strzaska, Magdalena; Banasiak, Anna; Wolanczyk, Tomasz – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate sex differences in behavioral and emotional problems in high-functioning girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder. The results obtained by adolescents with autism spectrum disorder were compared with those of typically developing girls and boys. Correlations between parents' and adolescents' ratings…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Behavior Problems
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Scahill, Lawrence; Sukhodolsky, Denis G.; Anderberg, Emily; Dimitropoulos, Anastasia; Dziura, James; Aman, Michael G.; McCracken, James; Tierney, Elaine; Hallett, Victoria; Katz, Karol; Vitiello, Benedetto; McDougle, Christopher – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Repetitive behavior is a core feature of autism spectrum disorder. We used 8-week data from two federally funded, multi-site, randomized trials with risperidone conducted by the Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network to evaluate the sensitivity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale modified for autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scores, Networks
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Rosa, Mireia; Puig, Olga; Lázaro, Luisa; Calvo, Rosa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Previous studies have shown high rates of comorbid disorders in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, but failed to compare them with general population and few of them have identified predictors of comorbidity. This study compared the rates of psychiatric disorders in 50 children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, 24…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Children, Adolescents, Autism
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Mire, Sarah S.; Nowell, Kerri P.; Kubiszyn, Thomas; Goin-Kochel, Robin P. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Psychotropic medication use and its relationship to autism spectrum core features were examined in a well-characterized but nonstratified North American sample (N = 1605) of children/adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders utilizing the "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule" and the "Autism Diagnostic…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mandelberg, Josh; Frankel, Fred; Cunningham, Tina; Gorospe, Clarissa; Laugeson, Elizabeth A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This study aims to evaluate the long-term outcome of Children's Friendship Training, a parent-assisted social skills intervention for children. Prior research has shown Children's Friendship Training to be superior to wait-list control with maintenance of gains at 3-month follow-up. Participants were families of children diagnosed with autism…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence, Friendship
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Ben-Sasson, Ayelet; Lamash, Liron; Gal, Eynat – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
The goal of this study was to examine whether a technological touch activated Collaborative Puzzle Game (CPG) increased positive social behaviors in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). The CPG involved construction of a virtual puzzle by selecting and dragging pieces into the solution area on a touch screen table. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Cooperation