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While it is widely recognized that autism undercuts conversational ability, there has been little systematic examination of the involvement of children with autism in informal conversational interaction. This study compares the behaviour of 15 children with autism and 15 children with...
Clinicians and researchers have observed a degree of heterogeneity within the autistic syndrome which suggests different pathophysiological mechanisms. Greater understanding of this heterogeneity was sought by studying more homogeneous subpopulations according to developmental age (DA) within a...
Interventions to build false belief understanding in people with autism have successfully used a picture-in-the-head technique to illustrate that seeing directs actions. However, participants who subsequently passed some novel false belief tasks could not do so in real-life settings. The present...
This study examined types of support in Facilitated Communication with 12 non-verbal individuals with autism. Literacy tasks of graduated difficulty that included letter identification, word comprehension, labelling and sentence completion were employed to address the possible presence of...
Autism is traditionally viewed as a pervasive developmental disorder, diagnosed on the basis of clinically observed behavioural symptoms in the absence of any quantifiable biochemical or neurological markers. Anecdotal reports of the coincidence of certain physiological anomalies in subgroups of...
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