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Hirota, Tomoya; Deserno, Marie; McElroy, Eoin – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Irritability and aggression (IA) are highly prevalent in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although clinical correlates of IA in this population have been previously examined, findings from existing studies capturing symptoms as a set of latent variables do not fully explain meaningful associations between the symptoms themselves.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mutabbakani, Raghad; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
There is a lack of information on early childhood inclusive education and the parental perspectives towards the inclusion of autistic children in Kuwait. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives and experiences amongst mothers of young autistic children regarding the inclusion of their children in general education kindergarten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Knowledge Level, Autism
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Bacon, Alex; Beaman, C. Philip; Liu, Fang – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reportedly possess preserved or superior music-processing skills compared to their typically developing counterparts. We examined auditory imagery and earworms (tunes that get "stuck" in the head) in adults with ASD and controls. Both groups completed a short earworm questionnaire together…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Music, Auditory Perception
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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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Shepherd, Daniel; Goedeke, Sonja; Landon, Jason; Meads, Jake – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The challenges faced by parents caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can amplify parenting stress, though the impacts of these challenges can be alleviated by social supports. A sample of 674 parent volunteers completed a survey probing the types of social supports currently being used, what function (i.e., tangible, emotional,…
Descriptors: Parents, Child Rearing, Children, Autism
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Wu, Chin-Chin; Chu, Ching-Lin; Stewart, Lydia; Chiang, Chung-Hsin; Hou, Yuh-Ming; Liu, Jiun-Horng – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The present longitudinal study examined the utility of the screening tool for autism in 2-year-olds (STAT) in detecting autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers who are less than 24 months of age. The study sample, which consisted of 119 toddlers with developmental problems, were assessed when they were between 16 and 24 months of age (Time 1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Toddlers, Cutting Scores
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Evers, Kris; Debbaut, Edward; Maljaars, Jarymke; Steyaert, Jean; Noens, Ilse – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Two semi-structured parental interviews are available with algorithms developed to measure DSM-5 criteria of ASD, namely the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview (3di) and the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO-11). The main aim of this study was to examine the agreement between classification…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis
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Lory, Catharine; Mason, Rose A.; Davis, John L.; Wang, Danni; Kim, So Yeon; Gregori, Emily; David, Marie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Challenging behavior is a significant barrier in accessing the general education curriculum for students with developmental disabilities. This necessitates the identification of evidence-based practices for addressing challenging behavior in inclusive settings. The purpose of our meta-analysis is to (a) quantify the magnitude of effect of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Students with Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice
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Dickerson, Aisha S.; Dickerson, Asha S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Previous studies have implicated migration and ethnicity as possible risk factors for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in developed countries. Using Texas education data, we calculated district-reported ASD prevalence stratified by geographic region, with reported home language as a proxy for immigration. Prevalence ratios were also stratified by…
Descriptors: School Districts, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence
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Garcia, Jeanette M.; Leahy, Nicholas; Rivera, Paola; Renziehausen, Justine; Samuels, Judith; Fukuda, David H.; Stout, Jeffrey R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
To examine the preliminary efficacy of an 8-week judo program to promote moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and reduce sedentary behavior (SB) in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Fourteen children diagnosed with ASD participated in a weekly judo program over a period of 8 weeks. Participants wore an Actigraph accelerometer to…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Program Effectiveness, Health Promotion, Youth
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Kremkow, Jennifer M. D.; Finke, Erinn H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Several researchers have described a training for mentorship programs; however, few studies have examined the effects of mentor training on mentor knowledge of communication strategies taught in the training. This investigation developed and tested a distance peer mentor training for military spouses with children with autism. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Mentors, Distance Education, Training, Autism
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Samson, Andrea C.; van den Bedem, Neeltje P.; Dukes, Daniel; Rieffe, Carolien – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
In order to better understand protective factors for internalizing problems, this longitudinal study examined positive emotions, emotion awareness and (non-)emotional communication skills in relation to somatic complaints and social anxiety in children with (N = 104) and without (N = 183) Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) using self-reported…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Communication Skills, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders
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Cox, Daniel J.; Owens, Justin M.; Barnes, Laura; Moncrief, Matt; Boukhechba, Mehdi; Buckman, Simone; Banton, Tom; Wotring, Brian – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study compared newly licensed drivers with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and experienced drivers. Twenty new drivers (8 with ASD) and 16 experienced drivers completed the Driving Attitude Scale (DAS) and drove a simulator and an instrumented vehicle. Heart rate (HR), galvanic skin response (GSR), wrist movement, eye-gaze and…
Descriptors: Certification, Driver Education, Motor Vehicles, Autism
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Landsiedel, Julia; Williams, David M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Time-based prospective memory (PM) is diminished under various task demands in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, it is still unclear what underpins their impairment or how it could be remediated. This study explored whether instructions to prioritise one element of a PM task over another improved performance in adults with…
Descriptors: Memory, Time, Adults, Autism
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