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Bölte, Sven; Mahdi, Soheil; de Vries, Petrus J.; Granlund, Mats; Robison, John E.; Shulman, Cory; Swedo, Susan; Tonge, Bruce; Wong, Virginia; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Segerer, Wolfgang; Selb, Melissa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Autism spectrum disorder is associated with diverse social, educational, and occupational challenges. To date, no standardized, internationally accepted tools exist to assess autism spectrum disorder-related functioning. World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health can serve as foundation for…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disabilities
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Jonsson, Ulf; Olsson, Nora Choque; Bölte, Sven – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Systematic reviews have traditionally focused on internal validity, while external validity often has been overlooked. In this study, we systematically reviewed determinants of external validity in the accumulated randomized controlled trials of social skills group interventions for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. We…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Choque Olsson, Nora; Rautio, Daniel; Asztalos, Jenny; Stoetzer, Ulrich; Bölte, Sven – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Systematic reviews show some evidence for the efficacy of group-based social skills group training in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, but more rigorous research is needed to endorse generalizability. In addition, little is known about the perspectives of autistic individuals participating in social skills group training.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development
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Mevel, Katell; Fransson, Peter; Bölte, Sven – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Current evidence suggests the phenotype of autism spectrum disorder to be driven by a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors impacting onto brain maturation, synaptic function, and cortical networks. However, findings are heterogeneous, and the exact neurobiological pathways of autism spectrum disorder still remain poorly…
Descriptors: Autism, Twins, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests
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Zander, Eric; Sturm, Harald; Bölte, Sven – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The diagnostic validity of the new research algorithms of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the revised algorithms of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule was examined in a clinical sample of children aged 18-47 months. Validity was determined for each instrument separately and their combination against a clinical consensus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diagnostic Tests, Interviews, Test Validity
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Callenmark, Björn; Kjellin, Lars; Rönnqvist, Louise; Bölte, Sven – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Although autism spectrum disorder is defined by reciprocal social-communication impairments, several studies have found no evidence for altered social cognition test performance. This study examined explicit (i.e. prompted) and implicit (i.e. spontaneous) variants of social cognition testing in autism spectrum disorder. A sample of 19 adolescents…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Cognition, Cognitive Tests