FACE PERCEPTION IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ASPERGERS SYNDROME
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) FACE PERCEPTION IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ASPERGERS SYNDROME. JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY AND ALLIED DISCIPLINES, 35 (6). pp. 1033-1057. ISSN 0021-9630Full text not available from this repository.
Children with diagnoses of either autism or Asperger's syndrome were matched on measures of verbal mental age with nonautistic control children. They were tested on their abilities to process both facial and nonfacial stimuli. There were no significant differences between the low ability autistic and control groups, but the high ability autistic and Asperger's children performed significantly worse than controls across all tests. Group averages masked substantial individual variation. The results are seen as indicating a general perceptual deficit that is not specific to faces or emotions. This appears to be a common correlate of autism and Aspergers's syndrome, rather than a core symptom.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY AND ALLIED DISCIPLINES|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||September 1994|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 1033-1057|
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