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Rose, Veronica; Paynter, Jessica; Vivanti, Giacomo; Keen, Deb; Trembath, David – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Comprehensive interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often incorporate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); however, variability in outcomes exists even among children who access similar intervention. This study investigated predictors of expressive language change for 48 children with ASD aged 31 to 67 months…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Expressive Language, Children, Autism
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Vaucheret Paz, E.; Martino, M.; Hyland, M.; Corletto, M.; Puga, C.; Peralta, M.; Deltetto, N.; Kuhlmann, T.; Cavalié, D.; Leist, M.; Duarte, B.; Lascombes, I. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
People punish transgressors with different intensity depending if they are members of their group or not. We explore this in a cross-sectional analytical study with paired samples in children with developmental disorders who watched two videos and expressed their opinion. In Video-1, a football-player from the participant's country scores a goal…
Descriptors: Children, Neurological Impairments, 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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Jussila, K.; Junttila, M.; Kielinen, M.; Ebeling, H.; Joskitt, L.; Moilanen, I.; Mattila, M.-L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Sensory abnormalities (SAs) are recognized features in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and a relationship between SAs and ASD traits is also suggested in general population. Our aims were to estimate the prevalence of SAs in three different settings, and to study the association between SAs and quantitative autism traits (QAT) using the Autism…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence
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Jensen, Emily J.; Geisthardt, Cheryl; Sarigiani, Pamela A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study aimed to gain an understanding of Certified Child Life Specialists' (CCLS) experiences with and suggestions for working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a medical setting. Using a mixed-method design, 118 CCLS completed an online survey and 16 participated in follow-up interviews. Participants believed many medical…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Specialists
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Sievers, Stephanie B.; Trembath, David; Westerveld, Marleen F. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The aims of this study were to examine speech-language pathologists' (SLPs) knowledge and consideration of factors found in research when making clinical decisions regarding AAC for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to reveal additional factors identified based on SLPs' clinical practice. A 20-question mixed-methods survey was…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Knowledge Level, Predictor Variables
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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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Kelleher, Bridgette; Halligan, Taylor; Garwood, Tessa; Howell, Samantha; Martin-O'Dell, Breanna; Swint, Amber; Shelton, Liberty-Ann; Shin, Joey – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
It is well-recognized that measurement options for diagnosing and monitoring children with neurogenetic syndromes (NGS) associated with moderate to severe intellectual impairment are limited (Berry-Kravis, Dev Med Child Neurol 10.1111/dmcn.13018, 2016), and caregivers experience significant concerns regarding the assessment process. However to…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Neurological Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Taylor, Lauren J.; Charman, Tony; Howlin, Patricia; Slonims, Vicky; Green, Jonathan; Aldred, Catherine; Aldred, Catherine; Le Couteur, Ann; Emsley, Richard A.; Grahame, Victoria; Humphrey, Neil; Leadbitter, Kathy; McConachie, Helen; Parr, Jeremy R.; Pickles, Andrew; Taylor, Carol; Balabanovska, Matea; Beach, Hilary; Byford, Sarah; Bennett, Claire; Carruthers, Sophie; Crook, Imogen; Danvers, Hannah; Dartnall, Kate; Ellis, Ceri; Foote, Hannah; Graham, Jessica; James, Kirsty; Jamieson, Sarah; Knight, Anna; Lowe, Jo; Madeley, Ruth; Mitchell, Olivia; Monteiro, Francisca; Moore, Heather L.; Morley, Helen; Rose, Jessica; Rogan, Leanne; Vosper, Susanna – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
We investigated the early sociocognitive battery (ESB), a novel measure of preverbal social communication skills, in children with autism participating in the Paediatric Autism Communication Trial-Generalised (PACT-G). The associations between ESB scores, language and autism symptoms were assessed in 249 children aged 2-11 years. The results show…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication
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Oryadi-Zanjani, Mohammad Majid – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The aim of this study was to develop and validate the Childhood Nonverbal Communication Scale (CNCS) to assess nonverbal communication skills in children from birth to 18 months old. An extensive review of existing research provided evidence used to generate items representative of nonverbal communication behaviors. The final version of the CNCS…
Descriptors: Children, Nonverbal Communication, Communication Skills, Infants
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Oti-Boadi, M.; Dankyi, E.; Kwakye-Nuako, C. O. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study explored stigma experiences of mothers of children with ASD and forgiveness as their coping response. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 mothers of children with ASD. Results of this study found several noteworthy themes including, feelings of mother, family/societal reactions, forgiveness factors, and impact of…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Social Bias, Mothers, Children
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Dimitrova, Nevena; Mohr, Christine; Özçaliskan, Seyda; Adamson, Lauren B. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) produce fewer deictic gestures, accompanied by delays/deviations in speech development, compared to typically-developing (TD) children. We ask whether children with ASD--like TD children--show right-hand preference in gesturing and whether right-handed gestures predict their vocabulary size in speech.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Expressive Language
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Azad, Gazi F.; Dillon, Emily; Feuerstein, Julie; Kalb, Luke; Neely, Jason; Landa, Rebecca – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
We examined whether different profiles of quality of life (QoL) existed among youth referred to an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) specialty clinic and, if present, determined if these groups were associated with different characteristics. Data were from parental report of 5-17 year-old youth (N = 476) who were scheduled to receive an evaluation at…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinics
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Leader, Geraldine; Tuohy, Elaine; Chen, June L.; Mannion, Arlene; Gilroy, Shawn P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Frequency of feeding problems, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, challenging behavior, sensory problems and comorbid psychopathology were assessed using the following questionnaires: Screening Tool for Feeding Problems for Children, GI Symptoms Inventory, Behavior Problems Inventory Short Form, Short Sensory Profile, and Autism Spectrum…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ferrara, Marika; Camia, Michela; Cecere, Valentina; Villata, Virginia; Vivenzio, Nataly; Scorza, Maristella; Padovani, Roberto – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Impairments in structural language and pragmatics are well recognized in different neurodevelopmental disorders, yet in clinical work the discrimination of children with various language difficulties into different diagnostic profile is still a major challenge. Using the CCC-2 questionnaire this study assesses and compares language competences in…
Descriptors: Children, Communication Skills, Questionnaires, Language Impairments
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