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Brief Report: Predictors of Outcomes in the Early Start Denver Model Delivered in a Group Setting
There is a paucity of studies that have looked at factors associated with responsiveness to interventions in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We investigated learning profilesExpand
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Effectiveness and Feasibility of the Early Start Denver Model Implemented in a Group-Based Community Childcare Setting
A recent study documented the efficacy of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) delivered in a 1:1 fashion. In the current study we investigated the effectiveness and feasibility of the ESDM in theExpand
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Imitation in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Imitation plays a central role in social and cognitive development. A substantial number of studies have documented differences in the way individuals with autism imitate others. These differencesExpand
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Are emotion impairments unique to, universal, or specific in autism spectrum disorder? A comprehensive review
There is widespread belief that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are “emotionally detached” from others. This comprehensive review examines the empirical evidence for thisExpand
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Intact and impaired mechanisms of action understanding in autism.
Typically developing children understand and predict others' behavior by extracting and processing relevant information such as the logic of their actions within the situational constraints and theExpand
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What do children with autism attend to during imitation tasks?
Individuals with autism show a complex profile of differences in imitative ability, including a general deficit in precision of imitating another's actions and special difficulty in imitatingExpand
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Implicit learning in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: a meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by social communication difficulties and behavioural rigidity. Difficulties in learning from others are one of the mostExpand
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Tics and Tourette syndrome in autism spectrum disorders
  • R. Canitano, G. Vivanti
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Autism : the international journal of research…
  • 1 January 2007
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are more frequently associated with tic disorders than expected by chance. Variable rates of comorbidity have been reported and common genetic and neurobiologicalExpand
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Predictors of Outcomes in Autism Early Intervention: Why Don’t We Know More?
Response to early intervention programs in autism is variable. However, the factors associated with positive versus poor treatment outcomes remain unknown. Hence the issue of which intervention/sExpand
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Autism and the mirror neuron system: insights from learning and teaching
Individuals with autism have difficulties in social learning domains which typically involve mirror neuron system (MNS) activation. However, the precise role of the MNS in the development of autismExpand
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