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Ten autistic children were exposed to four different styles of approach by an adult, in which the common context was the child's involvement in the completion of a model-building task. These styles varied in the extent to which they made interpersonal demands of the child and in the amount of task-directed structure that was imposed. Measures based upon(More)
BACKGROUND In the past few years, increased diagnoses of syphilis have been reported in cities around Britain and Europe. Enhanced surveillance of cases began in 1999 to identify the epidemiology of this increase in Greater Manchester. METHODS Information was collected on all cases of syphilis newly diagnosed in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in(More)
The study was designed to explore factors related to negativism in autistic children, where negativism was defined as the consistent avoidance of a correct response in a multiple choice discrimination task. A design employed in an earlier study of autistic children (Cowan, Hodinott, & Wright, 1965) was modified to allow a more detailed examination of(More)
This study reports on a retrospective evaluation of the current practice of screening for thyroid dysfunction in an adult psychiatric inpatient program. Sixty-four percent of 342 admissions were tested during their hospital stay. Although 13.7% of tests yielded abnormal values on one or more of the thyroid indices, only 0.9% resulted in a diagnosis of(More)
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