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Bos, Dienke J.; Silver, Benjamin M.; Barnes, Emily D.; Ajodan, Eliana L.; Silverman, Melanie R.; Clark-Whitney, Elysha; Tarpey, Thaddeus; Jones, Rebecca M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Differences in motivation during adolescence relative to childhood and adulthood in autism was tested in a cross-sectional study. 156 Typically developing individuals and 79 individuals with autism ages 10-30 years of age completed a go/nogo task with social and non-social cues. To assess age effects, linear and quadratic models were used.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Cruz-Torres, Elisa; Duffy, Mary Louise; Brady, Michael P.; Bennett, Kyle D.; Goldstein, Peggy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The use of technological devices has proven to be effective and efficient for the delivery of videos aimed at promoting daily living skills (DLS) among individuals with autism spectrum disorder. As technology advances, devices have become more portable and, ultimately, accessible to caregivers. There are relatively few studies that have examined…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hawks, Zoë; Constantino, John N.; Weichselbaum, Claire; Marrus, Natasha – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Motor impairment is common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, as such, a potential target for interventions to improve adaptive functioning. This study investigated motor skill acquisition in children with ASD (n = 15, 12 males; ages 7-16 years) during iCan Bike Camp, a 1-week, community-based intervention (5 × 75-min sessions) to teach…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Teaching Methods, Autism
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Price, Johanna R.; Martin, Gary E.; Chen, Kong; Jones, Jennifer R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Writing is often difficult for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet relatively little literature exists that profiles specific strengths and needs within this area. This preliminary investigation compares the written language skills of adolescents with ASD without intellectual disability (n = 14) to typically developing (TD)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Soncini, Thaise C. B.; Belotto, Gabriella Antunes; Diaz, Alexandre P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate the association between prematurity and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders (ND) (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] or autism spectrum disorder [ASD]) in Brazilian children and adolescents. Case-control study based on medical records data from a specialized outpatient clinic. Prematurity…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Rattaz, Cécile; Munir, Kerim; Michelon, Cécile; Picot, Marie-Christine; Baghdadli, Amaria; Baghdadli, Amaria; Baghdadli, Amaria; Chabaux, Catherine; Chatel, Clarisse; Cohen, David; Damville, Emmanuel; Geoffray, Marie-Maude; Gicquel, Ludovic; Jardri, Renaud; Maffre, Thierry; Novo, Alexandre; Odoyer, Roxane; Oreve, Marie-Joëlle; Périsse, Didier; Poinso, François; Pottelette, Julien; Robel, Laurence; Rolland, Catherine; Schoenberger, Marie; Serret, Sylvie; Sonié, Sandrine; Speranza, Mario; Vespirini, Stéphanie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Children and adolescents with ASD are increasingly included in regular school settings, however little is known about how placement decisions are made. In the present study, we examined the types and duration of school attendance among children and adolescents in the ELENA Cohort, a multi-center study of children and adolescents with ASD, ages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Children, Adolescents
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Thom, Robyn P.; Keary, Christopher J.; Waxler, Jessica L.; Pober, Barbara R.; McDougle, Christopher J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Co-morbid anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), are highly prevalent among individuals with Williams syndrome (WS). However, reports of the pharmacologic treatment of only a limited number of previous anxiety disorders in WS have appeared in the literature. Here, we review the case histories of three adolescents/young…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Drug Therapy, Adolescents
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Mostert-Kerckhoffs, M. A. L.; Willems, A. E.; Tenback, D. E.; Koning, J. P.; Van Harten, P.; Staal, W. G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Data supporting theoretical models linking autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to motor disturbance are inconclusive. In the present study, children and adolescents with ASD (n = 44) were compared with a matched group of typically developing individuals (n = 49) on both instrumental and observational assessments of motor abnormalities. No group…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Children
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Tsai, Lee-Hou; Lin, Jeng-Wen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Here, we describe a case in which an original diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger's syndrome was later adapted to social communication disorder, to meet the new guidelines. First, separate diagnostic labels of autism disorder, Asperger's disorder, and PDD-NOS have been replaced by one umbrella term…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Communication Disorders
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Varela, R. Enrique; DuPont, Randolph; Kamps, Jodi L.; Weems, Carl F.; Niditch, Laura; Beaton, Elliott A.; Pucci, Gabriella – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study examined differences in generalized and social anxiety symptoms across two age groups of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while accounting for overall anxiety level, gender, and intellectual functioning. Older children (12-18 years) expressed more overall and social anxiety symptoms than younger children (6-11 years), and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism
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Yamada, Tomoko; Miura, Yui; Oi, Manabu; Akatsuka, Nozomi; Tanaka, Kazumi; Tsukidate, Naotake; Yamamoto, Tomoka; Okuno, Hiroko; Nakanishi, Mariko; Taniike, Masako; Mohri, Ikuko; Laugeson, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study examines the efficacy of the Japanese version of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), which focuses on improving social functioning through making friends and maintaining good relationships for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without intellectual disabilities. Originally developed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hurwitz, Sarah; Ryan, Tybytha; Kennedy, Daniel P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Adolescents with autism often experience pronounced difficulties with social communication, and novel interventions designed to improve core abilities are greatly needed. This study examines if providing immediate video feedback, an extension of video self-modeling, can aid adolescents with autism to self-identify strengths and irregularities from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Video Technology
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Giserman-Kiss, Ivy; Gorenstein, Michelle; Feldman, Elyana; Rowe, Mikaela; Grosman, Hannah; Weissman, Jordana; Rouhandeh, Audrey; Wilkinson, Emma; Meyering, Kristin; Durkin, Allison; Isenstein, Emily; Kolevzon, Alexander; Buxbaum, Joseph D.; Siper, Paige M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Despite growing public awareness of ASD, many caregivers of children with ASD struggle to find opportunities for participation in community activities with appropriate accommodations. The current study evaluated the experiences of individuals with ASD who attended immersive theater performances specifically designed for individuals with ASD.…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Previous data have suggested that parents of boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may rate their sons' generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) more severely than the boys do themselves. However, no reports have been published to date which examine this issue in a girls-only sample. This study investigated the extent and nature of mother-daughter…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mild Disabilities, Autism
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