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A comparison of two computer-based programs designed to improve facial expression understanding in children with autismDownload
This randomized clinical trial compared models used to explain facial expression understanding difficulties experienced by individuals with autism. The intervention effects of two computer-based training programs, The Transporters and Let’s Face It! were investigated in young children with autism...
An Examination of the Effectiveness of a Community Implementation of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) for Teenagers with AutismDownload
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) is a parent-assisted social skills intervention for teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of this study was to examine whether the PEERS program can be effectively implemented with fidelity in a community...
An examination of parent-child dyadic interaction and the impact of a parent-training program designed to support the language development of toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Download
Parents can effectively facilitate positive child behaviour change (Kaiser & Hancock, 2003). Their inclusion as interventionists is an essential component of autism intervention (NRC, 2001) and represents a natural step toward consistent early intervention. However, what constitutes effective...
Behavioural and developmental interventions for autism spectrum disorder: a clinical systematic review.Download
BACKGROUND: Much controversy exists regarding the clinical efficacy of behavioural and developmental interventions for improving the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence on the effectiveness of behavioural and developmental...
Tactile and proprioceptive input provided by weighted vests is thought to decrease sensory modulation dysfunction in children with autism. This study investigated behavioural and physiological effects of weighted vests for ten children with autism, ages 3 to 10, in a classroom setting. A...
This dissertation explores philosophical issues in autism and defends a new version of the enactive approach to autism and social cognition. The discussion in this dissertation centres around the question “why do autistics encounter social interaction problems?”, addressing this question in ways...
As a gateway to support for those who experience significant distress or impairment as a result of cognitive, affective, developmental, social, environmental, or other personal/interpersonal challenges, mental disorder diagnosis is a common practice in mental health professions. In order to...
Comparing Indigenous Approaches to Autism with Western Approaches to Autism Anna Wilson, University of Alberta On United Nations World Autism Day 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon encouraged policymakers, professionals, employers, service providers, and caregivers to create an inclusive...
Participatory research (PR) is a research approach which involves partnerships between researchers and those affected by the issues under study. These partnerships lead to the production of research that is relevant and applicable to those involved in the process. Despite the potential value of...