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Kuder, S. Jay; Accardo, Amy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This article reports the results of a systematic review of the emerging research on programs and services designed to meet the needs of students with ASD. For the purposes of this review, only articles that included data on program outcomes were included. A total of eight studies that met this criterion were identified. These studies included…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Godoy-Giménez, Marta; González-Rodríguez, Antonio; Cañadas, Fernando; Estévez, Angeles F.; Sayans-Jiménez, Pablo – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The Broad autism phenotype (BAP) refers to a set of subclinical behavioural characteristics qualitatively similar to those presented in Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The BAP questionnaire (BAPQ) has been widely used to assess the BAP both in relatives of ASD people and within the general population. The current study presents the first Spanish…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Spanish, Pragmatics, Qualitative Research
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Pokorny, Jennifer J.; Hatt, Naomi V.; Rogers, Sally J.; Rivera, Susan M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Understanding another's actions, including what they are doing and why they are doing it, can be difficult for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This understanding is supported by the action observation (AON) and mentalizing (MZN) networks, as well as the superior temporal sulcus. We examined these areas in children with ASD and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Comparative Analysis
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Sarrett, Jennifer C. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This article builds on the growing body of research on higher education for autistic students by soliciting input from autistic adults on their higher education experiences and suggestions on making these experiences more "autism-friendly." Sixty-six individuals participated in a national exploratory survey and thirty-one participated in…
Descriptors: Autism, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Higher Education, Student Needs
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Vasa, Roma A.; Keefer, Amy; Reaven, Judy; South, Mikle; White, Susan W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Research on anxiety disorders in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has burgeoned in the past two decades. Yet, critical gaps exist with respect to measuring and treating anxiety in this population. This study used the nominal group technique to identify the most important research priorities on co-occurring anxiety in ASD. An international…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Ng-Cordell, Elise; Hanley, Mary; Kelly, Alyssa; Riby, Deborah M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Anxiety is a prevalent mental health issue for individuals with Williams syndrome (WS). Relatively little is known about the developmental course of anxiety, or how it links with core features of WS, namely social and executive functioning (EF). In this study, parent-reports of anxiety were compared across a 4-year period (N = 17), and links…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Genetic Disorders, Comorbidity, Parent Attitudes
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Golan, Ofer; Gordon, Ilanit; Fichman, Keren; Keinan, Giora – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Children with ASD show emotion recognition difficulties, as part of their social communication deficits. We examined facial emotion recognition (FER) in intellectually disabled children with ASD and in younger typically developing (TD) controls, matched on mental age. Our emotion-matching paradigm employed three different modalities: facial, vocal…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Recognition (Psychology)
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Schiltz, Hillary K.; McVey, Alana J.; Dolan, Bridget K.; Willar, Kirsten S.; Pleiss, Sheryl; Karst, Jeffrey S.; Carson, Audrey M.; Caiozzo, Christina; Vogt, Elisabeth M.; Yund, Brianna D.; Van Hecke, Amy Vaughan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Depression is a common concern among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is often associated with social skills and relationship challenges. The present data, from a randomized controlled trial, examined the effect of PEERS® on self-reported depressive symptoms via the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) among 49 adolescents with ASD.…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Comorbidity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Tan, Vanessa Xue-Ling; Simmonds, Janette Graetz – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This research explored parents' perceptions of the psychosocial outcomes of their children's experience of receiving equine-assisted interventions (EAI). Participants were the parents of six children (aged 3-14) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Five semi-structured interviews were conducted and the transcript data was analysed using…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Horses, Therapy, Program Effectiveness
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Turcotte, Paul; Shea, Lindsay L.; Mandell, David – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The objective was to examine the frequency, correlates, and overlap of school disciplinary actions, psychiatric hospitalizations, and police contact among children and adolescents with autism. Survey results from 2525 caregivers of individuals with autism in elementary through high school were examined. Logistic regression was used to examine…
Descriptors: Police, Autism, Trauma, Intervention
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Schutte, Claire; Richardson, Wendy; Devlin, Morgan; Hill, Jeanna; Ghossainy, Maliki; Hewitson, Laura – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This study investigated categories of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms measured by the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition and their association with maternal stress. Social affect and restricted and repetitive behaviors were compared with levels of maternal stress, measured by the Parenting Stress Index, in 102 children…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Hyperactivity, Conceptual Tempo
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Chen, Ya-Ting; Tsou, Kuo-Su; Chen, Hao-Ling; Wong, Ching-Ching; Fan, Yang-Teng; Wu, Chien-Te – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Whether action representation in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is deficient remains controversial, as previous studies of action observation or imitation report conflicting results. Here we investigated the characteristics of action representation in adolescents with ASD through motor imagery (MI) using a hand rotation and an…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Imagery
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Finnegan, Elizabeth; Accardo, Amy L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Although studies exist measuring the effectiveness of writing interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research assessing the writing skills for this group is sparse. The present study identified differences in the written expression of individuals with ASD compared to typically developing (TD) peers, using variables…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Writing Skills, Comparative Analysis
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Schertz, Hannah H.; Odom, Samuel L.; Baggett, Kathleen M.; Sideris, John H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate effects of the Joint Attention Mediated Learning (JAML) intervention. Toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) aged 16-30 months (n = 144) were randomized to intervention and community control conditions. Parents, who participated in 32 weekly home-based sessions, followed a mediated…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Early Intervention, Learning Processes
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Park, Haerin; Kim, So Yoon – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
By teaching social rules thought to be necessary for social competence, social skills training (SST) curricula aim to improve indicators of well-being for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), such as the attainment of meaningful friendships. However, several recent meta-analyses indicate that SST curricula may fall short of these…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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