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Lee, Gabrielle T.; Hu, Xiaoyi; Liu, Yanhong; Zou, Chouyun; Cheng, Xia; Zhao, Qi; Huang, Jingjing – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of intraverbal prompts on response diversity and novelty in intraverbals posed to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The intraverbal prompts involving function, feature, and class (FFC) of an item were used in the training of three questions requiring multiple responses. Two Chinese…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Males
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Reardanz, Jenna; Conners, Frances A.; McDonald, Kristina L.; Singh, Nisha – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
In this preliminary study, we examined peer victimization in adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) and how it relates to language and communication skills. We modified the Childrens' Social Experience Questionnaire (Crick and Grotpeter in Dev Psychopathol 8:367-380, 1996) to better suit adolescents with DS by simplifying vocabulary and syntax, using…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Down Syndrome, Bullying, Language Skills
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Scott, Jessica A.; Hansen, Sarah Grace – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Although a sizable minority of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) are also diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is little research examining teachers' feelings of aptitude for working with these students, nor the instructional strategies used with this population. This study reports results from a researcher-designed…
Descriptors: Multiple Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Deafness
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Dreaver, Jessica; Thompson, Craig; Girdler, Sonya; Adolfsson, Margareta; Black, Melissa H.; Falkmer, Marita – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Employment outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are poor and there is limited understanding on how best to support individuals with ASD in the workplace. Stakeholders involved in the employment of adults with ASD, including employers and employment service providers have unique insights into the factors influencing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Employment Level, Success
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Cummins, Clare; Pellicano, Elizabeth; Crane, Laura – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Limited research has examined puberty in autistic girls, yet alone those who are minimally verbal and with additional intellectual disabilities. In this study, ten parents and ten educators were interviewed about their views and experiences of supporting these girls through puberty. Results demonstrated that many parents had concerns prior to the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Verbal Ability, Intellectual Disability
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Dissanayake, Cheryl; Richdale, Amanda; Kolivas, Natasha; Pamment, Lindsay – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The study examined the association between autism traits and parenting when raising a typically developing (TD) child, and differences in parenting needs between parents with high and low traits. Fifty-eight parents with a blood relative with Autism (who happened to be an offspring with ASD in all cases) and a TD child completed the Autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personality Traits, Parenting Styles
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Lee, Elinda Ai Lim; Black, Melissa H.; Tan, Tele; Falkmer, Torbjorn; Girdler, Sonya – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
As postsecondary outcomes of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are poor, there is a need for programs that aim to improve employment and education outcomes. This study employed a grounded theory approach to explore the key factors contributing to successful work placement experience and the perceived benefits of these placements from…
Descriptors: High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Work Experience
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Chen, Jing; Lin, Tzu-Jung; Justice, Laura; Sawyer, Brook – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Interaction with peers is an important contributor to young children's social and cognitive development. Yet, little is known about the nature of social networks within preschool inclusive classrooms. The current study applied a social network analysis to characterize children's peer interactions in inclusive classrooms and their relations with…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Preschool Children, Students with Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Payne, Katy-Louise; Russell, Ailsa; Mills, Richard; Maras, Katie; Rai, Dheeraj; Brosnan, Mark – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
International law enforcement agencies have reported an apparent preponderance of autistic individuals amongst perpetrators of cyber-dependent crimes, such as hacking or spreading malware (Ledingham and Mills in Adv Autism 1:1-10, 2015). However, no empirical evidence exists to support such a relationship. This is the first study to empirically…
Descriptors: Crime, Criminals, Autism, Information Technology
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Syriopoulou-Delli, Christine K.; Polychronopoulou, Stavroula A.; Kolaitis, Gerasimos A.; Antoniou, Alexandros-Stamatios G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit comorbidity with anxiety. The aim of this study was the investigation of the perception of teachers on anxiety in school children with ASD. The Scale Teacher Response (SAS-TR) questionnaire was completed by 291 special education and 118 general education teachers, providing data on students in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Anxiety, Intelligence Quotient, Correlation
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Gurbuz, Emine; Hanley, Mary; Riby, Deborah M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The number of university students with autism is increasing, and it is crucial that these students can access adequate support. An online questionnaire was completed by 26 autistic students and 158 non-autistic students enrolled at UK universities to investigate social and academic experiences. Autistic students self-reported significant…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Social Experience, Student Experience
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Knüppel, Ane; Telléus, Gry Kjaersdam; Jakobsen, Helle; Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Daytime activity, in terms of engagement in an occupation or education, is highly important for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), regardless of their level of functioning. In this nationwide survey, the parents of young adults diagnosed with ASD in childhood (n = 1266) provided information about the current daytime activity of their…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents
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Rutz, Audrey; Dent, Karin M.; Botto, Lorenzo D.; Young, Paul C.; Carbone, Paul S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Despite current guidelines, few children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) receive genetic evaluations. We surveyed Utah pediatricians to characterize the knowledge, beliefs, current practices and perceived barriers of pediatricians regarding genetic evaluation of children with ASD. We found over half lacked knowledge of current guidelines and…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Physicians, Children, Autism
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Pecukonis, Meredith; Plesa Skwerer, Daniela; Eggleston, Brady; Meyer, Steven; Tager-Flusberg, Helen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Numerous studies have investigated the predictors of language in pre-verbal toddlers and verbally fluent children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study investigated the concurrent relations among expressive language and a set of empirically-selected social communication variables--joint attention, imitation, and play--in a unique…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Berg, Kristin L.; Acharya, Kruti; Shiu, Cheng-Shi; Msall, Michael E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The effects of family adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on timing of ASD diagnoses and receipt of therapies were measured using data from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. Parametric accelerated failure time models estimated the relationship between family ACEs and both timing of ASD diagnosis and receipt of therapies among US…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Autism, Comparative Analysis, Barriers
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