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Scaling of Early Social Cognitive Skills in Typically Developing Infants and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ellis, K; Lewington, P; Powis, L; Oliver, C; Waite, J; Heald, M; Apperly, I; ... Crawford, H; + view all (2020) Scaling of Early Social Cognitive Skills in Typically Developing Infants and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 50 pp. 3988-4000. 10.1007/s10803-020-04449-9. Green open access

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Abstract

We delineate the sequence that typically developing infants pass tasks that assess different early social cognitive skills considered precursors to theory-of-mind abilities. We compared this normative sequence to performance on these tasks in a group of autistic (AUT) children. 86 infants were administered seven tasks assessing intention reading and shared intentionality (Study 1). Infants responses followed a consistent developmental sequence, forming a four-stage scale. These tasks were administered to 21 AUT children (Study 2), who passed tasks in the same sequence. However, performance on tasks that required following others’ eye gaze and cooperating with others was delayed. Findings indicate that earlier-developing skills provide a foundation for later-developing skills, and difficulties in acquiring some early social cognitive skills in AUT children.

Type: Article
Title: Scaling of Early Social Cognitive Skills in Typically Developing Infants and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-020-04449-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04449-9
Language: English
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Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, Precursors, Social cognition, Theory of mind
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10118526
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