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Yu Ma; Liz Yuanxi Lee; Xuemin Zhang – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background: Autistic individuals show differences in social and behavioral performances. Autism-related stigma affects autistic children as well as their caregivers (e.g., parents). Research has shown that stigmatizing reactions from others toward caregivers of autistic children are common and that these caregivers suffer from affiliate stigma.…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Bias, Parent Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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Yurgos Politis; Ian Clemente; Zihyun Lim; Connie Sung – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and aims: Having a conversation with someone or even more within a group of people is complex. We are never taught at school how to do it, which implies we consider having a conversation as something simple and straightforward. Instead, we just learn from observing others. Some people are great conversationalists -- it comes naturally…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Discussion, Young Adults, Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Julie Koudys; Adrienne Perry; Carly Magnacca; Kristen McFee – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background & aims: Although the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) has been demonstrated to be an effective intervention to teach people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder a functional communication system, the research indicates variability in PECS outcomes across people and studies. Therefore, the purpose of the current study…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Program Effectiveness, Children
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Xihan Yang; Eileen T. Crehan – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and Aims: The diversity of the autistic population seeking professional services and education in the United States has increased. As the diagnosis of autism increases among the Chinese American immigrant population, there is also an increasing need to learn about this population and provide appropriate intervention and education for…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Parents, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Eli G. Cohn; Keith R. McVilly; Matthew J. Harrison – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Backgrounds and aims: Echolalia, the repetition of previous speech, is highly prevalent in Autism. Research into echolalia has historically assumed a clinical standpoint, with two opposing paradigms, behaviourism and developmentalism, offering differing support and intervention programs. These paradigms offer a multitude of clinical…
Descriptors: Repetition, Speech Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parents
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Sung Hee Lee; Aja McKee – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and aims: eBooks have become a ubiquitous presence in many classrooms today. Yet, empirical evidence on literacy development has not been well produced, especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This mixed-method case study aimed to explore how four children with ASD interact with ebooks and printed books with parents…
Descriptors: Electronic Books, Books, Family Literacy, Parent Participation
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Kristen Schroeder; Joana Rosselló; Teresa Ribalta Torrades; Wolfram Hinzen – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background & Aims: Narratives are regularly elicited as part of standardized assessments for autism spectrum conditions (ASC) such as the ADOS, but have rarely been utilized as linguistic data in their own right. We here aimed for a specific and comprehensive quantitative linguistic profile of such narratives across nominal, verbal, and…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Observation, Diagnostic Tests, Bilingualism
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Pascale Dubois; Frédéric Guay; Marie-Catherine St-Pierre – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background & aims: Youth with developmental language disorder (DLD) are at risk of experiencing challenges during their job search. It is thus crucial to promote efficient job search behaviors in terms of effort, intensity, and self-regulation. Based on self-determination theory (SDT), we verified the role of autonomous and controlled…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Job Search Methods, Motivation
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Adrienne De Froy; Pamela Rosenthal Rollins – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Early gesture plays an important role in prelinguistic/emerging linguistic communication and may provide insight into a child's social communication skills before the emergence of spoken language. Social interactionist theories suggest children learn to gesture through daily interactions with their social environment (e.g., their parents). As…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Socialization
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Iris Selten; Tessel Boerma; Emma Everaert; Ellen Gerrits; Michiel Houben; Frank Wijnen; Jacob Vorstman – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and Aim: Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) are at an increased risk to develop behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The relationship between early language difficulties and the occurrence of ASD-related behaviors in DLD is poorly understood. One factor that may hinder progress in understanding this…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Young Children
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Lorna G. Hamilton; Laura Kelly; Sue Mesa – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and Aims: Survey research indicates that autistic children and young people experienced high levels of anxiety and isolation during lockdowns in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Meanwhile, qualitative studies suggest that there may have been some benefits in the switch to home learning for this population.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Adolescents
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Laura Crane; Caroline Hearst; Maria Ashworth; Jade Davies – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background & aims: Exploring Being Autistic is an autistic-led group-based programme providing psychoeducation and peer support to newly identified/diagnosed autistic adults. In 2020, due to social distancing measures implemented following the coronavirus pandemic, Exploring Being Autistic was adapted for online delivery. Here, we aimed to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Adults, Program Effectiveness
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Nancie Im-Bolter; Laura de la Roche – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and aims: Guidelines regarding social cognitive interventions for autistic children suggest incorporating a holistic approach. This includes increasing the family's understanding of difficulties associated with autism, integrations of natural environments, and parents as active agents in the intervention while being supported for their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Holistic Approach
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Gaëtan Briet; Gaïd Le Maner-Idrissi; Tanguy Seveno; Olivier Le Marec; Sandrine Le Sourn-Bissaoui – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and aims: Peer-mediated interventions (PMIs) are effective strategies to foster socialization of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in natural settings. However, research examining the efficacy of peer mediation for students with ASD who have the greatest cognitive and language impairments remains limited. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Comorbidity, Socialization
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Hiroshi Asaoka; Shoji Okamura; Chitose Baba; Natsumi Fujimoto; Yuka Ishizuka; Tomoya Takahashi – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and Aims: Research on the psychological impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has highlighted its negative and positive effects on children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. However, little is known about the neutral effects that remain the same, even in particular circumstances, and how children with autism…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Influences, Children
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