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Visual fixation patterns during viewing of naturalistic social situations as predictors of social competence in individuals with autism.
A novel method of quantifying atypical strategies of social monitoring in a setting that simulates the demands of daily experience is reported, finding that fixation times on mouths and objects but not on eyes are strong predictors of degree of social competence. Expand
Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders
The genome-wide characteristics of rare (<1% frequency) copy number variation in ASD are analysed using dense genotyping arrays to reveal many new genetic and functional targets in ASD that may lead to final connected pathways. Expand
The screening and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders.
Specific detailed recommendations for each level have been established in this document, which are intended to improve the rate of early suspicion and diagnosis of, and therefore early intervention for, autism. Expand
Abnormal ventral temporal cortical activity during face discrimination among individuals with autism and Asperger syndrome.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders demonstrate a pattern of brain activity during face discrimination that is consistent with feature-based strategies that are more typical of nonface object perception. Expand
Speech and prosody characteristics of adolescents and adults with high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.
Speakers with AS were significantly more voluble than speakers with HFA, but otherwise there were few statistically significant differences between the two groups of speakers with pervasive developmental disorders. Expand
Social and Communication Abilities and Disabilities in Higher Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Vineland and the ADOS
Investigating ability and disability using the Vineland and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule in two clinical samples of children with ASD finds a weak relationship was found between ability and Disability. Expand
Mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangements
Linkage and copy number variation analyses implicate chromosome 11p12–p13 and neurexins, respectively, among other candidate loci, highlighting glutamate-related genes as promising candidates for contributing to ASDs. Expand
Practice parameter: Screening and diagnosis of autism
This approach requires a dual process: 1) routine developmental surveillance and screening specifically for autism to be performed on all children to first identify those atrisk for any type of atypical development, and to identify those specifically at risk for autism. Expand
Social Skills Interventions for Individuals with Autism: Evaluation for Evidence-Based Practices within a Best Evidence Synthesis Framework
  • B. Reichow, F. Volkmar
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1 February 2010
There is much empirical evidence supporting many different treatments for the social deficits of individuals with autism, and social skills groups and video modeling have accumulated the evidence necessary for the classifications of established EBP and promising EBP. Expand
Development of the Evaluative Method for Evaluating and Determining Evidence-Based Practices in Autism
A new method for the evaluation of empirical evidence is provided, and future uses of this evaluative method are provided as well as a discussion of how this tool might aid in narrowing the research to practice gap. Expand