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Scheeren, Anke M.; Koot, Hans M.; Begeer, Sander – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Qualitative differences in social interaction style exist "within" the autism spectrum. In this study we examined whether these differences are associated with (1) the severity of autistic symptoms and comorbid disruptive behavior problems, (2) the child's psycho-social health, and (3) executive functioning and perspective taking skills. The…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Hyperactivity
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Lajiness-O'Neill, Renee; Menard, Philip – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
This study identified a possible autistic spectrum subtype expressed through family psychopathology coupled with autistic probands' cognitive functioning (i.e., an endophenotypic profile). Participants included 24 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 49 children with Learning Disorder (LD). There were significantly higher rates of Mood…
Descriptors: Autism, Hyperactivity, Psychopathology, Psychological Patterns
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Winsler, Adam; Abar, Beau; Feder, Michael A.; Schunn, Christian D.; Rubio, David Alarcon – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
Private speech used by high-functioning children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) (n=33) during two executive functioning tasks was compared to that of typically developing children (n=28), and children with ADHD (n=21). Children with ASD were as likely as others to talk to themselves and their speech was similarly relevant and likely to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inner Speech (Subvocal), Cognitive Processes
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Koyama, Tomonori; Tachimori, Hisateru; Osada, Hirokazu; Kurita, Hiroshi – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2006
Age- and IQ-balanced 27 children with high-functioning (IQ greater than or equal to 70) pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (HPDDNOS) and 27 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were compared on the Japanese version of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Third Edition (WISC-III) and the Childhood…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Goldberg, M. C.; Mostofsky, S. H.; Cutting, L. E.; Mahone, E. M.; Astor, B. C.; Denckla, M. B.; Landa, R. J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2005
Background: The executive functions of inhibition, planning, flexible shifting of actions, and working memory are commonly reported to be impaired in neurodevelopmental disorders. Method: We compared these abilities in children (8?12 years) with high functioning autism (HFA, n = 17), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, n = 21) and…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity