Temporal cognition in children with autistic spectrum disorders: tests of diachronic thinking
Boucher, Jill, Pons, Francisco, Lind, Sophie and Williams, David. (2007) Temporal cognition in children with autistic spectrum disorders: tests of diachronic thinking. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol.37 (No.8). pp. 1413-1429. ISSN 0162-3257Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0285-9
Impaired diachronic thinking-(the propensity and capacity to think about events spreading across time)-was demonstrated in a 2-Phase study in which children with autism were compared with age and ability matched controls. Identical tests of diachronic thinking were administered in both phases of the study, but to different participant groups, with the same results. The marked impairments shown are therefore robust. Various non-temporal explanations of the findings were eliminated by the results of control tasks in Phase 2. Diachronic thinking did not correlate with verbal or non-verbal ability, age, or mentalising ability, consistent with other evidence of the specificity of diachronic thinking ability. Possible causes of impaired diachronic thinking in autism are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Official Date:||September 2007|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 1413-1429|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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