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Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders
To examine mirror neuron abnormalities in autism, high-functioning children with autism and matched controls underwent fMRI while imitating and observing emotional expressions. Although both groupsExpand
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Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study
OBJECTIVE: The recurrence risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is estimated to be between 3% and 10%, but previous research was limited by small sample sizes and biases related to ascertainment,Expand
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A prospective study of the emergence of early behavioral signs of autism.
OBJECTIVE To examine prospectively the emergence of behavioral signs of autism in the first years of life in infants at low and high risk for autism. METHOD A prospective longitudinal design wasExpand
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Common genetic variants on 5p14.1 associate with autism spectrum disorders
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a group of childhood neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in verbal communication, impairment of social interaction,Expand
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Parenting and childhood anxiety: theory, empirical findings, and future directions.
Theories of anxiety development suggest that parental acceptance, control, and modeling of anxious behaviors are associated with children's manifestations of anxiety. This paper reviews researchExpand
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Continuity and change in the social competence of children with autism, Down syndrome, and developmental delays.
The aims of this longitudinal study were: (1) to assess the continuity and change in diagnosis, intelligence, and language skills in children with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmentalExpand
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The Behaviors of Parents of Children with Autism Predict the Subsequent Development of Their Children's Communication
  • M. Siller, M. Sigman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1 April 2002
The present study focused on behaviors that caregivers of children with autism show during play interactions, particularly the extent to which the caregiver's behavior is synchronized with theExpand
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Defining the social deficits of autism: the contribution of non-verbal communication measures.
Young autistic children were compared to normal and control samples on measures of non-verbal communication skills and object play skills. Deficits in non-verbal indicating behaviors bestExpand
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Head circumference and height in autism: A study by the collaborative program of excellence in autism
Data from 10 sites of the NICHD/NIDCD Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism were combined to study the distribution of head circumference and relationship to demographic and clinicalExpand
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The development of siblings of children with autism at 4 and 14 months: social engagement, communication, and cognition.
AIMS To compare siblings of children with autism (SIBS-A) and siblings of children with typical development (SIBS-TD) at 4 and 14 months of age. METHODS At 4 months, mother-infant interactionalExpand
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