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Children with autism have specific difficulties understanding complex mental states like thought, belief, and false belief and their effects on behaviour. Such children benefit from focused teaching, where beliefs are likened to photographs-in-the-head. Here two studies, one with seven...
Research suggests that impairments in executive functions play a role in the cognitive deficit in autism. Possible autism- specific impairments include an inability to engage in goal-directed behaviors and adjust behaviors given environmental demands. What has been described as executive...
Executive function deficits in autism have been consistently found in many studies, using a wide range of measures, but usually involving older children and adults and those of higher IQ. The interpretation of executive function deficits is difficult because the concept itself is poorly defined...
The study deals with strain on the family system, as well as the level of coping and types of coping behavior of the parents, in families with a child diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared to families in a control group. Thirty-seven families and 66 parents were...
This paper describes a local education authority project to provide support to the families of preschool children with autistic spectrum disorders. As part of an evaluation study, all parents were interviewed when their children entered full-time education and left the service’s caseload. The...
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