Tricia Sherman

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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 best discriminated the children diagnosed as autistic from the other groups. Although the autistic children also exhibited deficits in object play behavior, these deficits did(More)
The speech behavior of 14 depressed and 18 nondepressed mothers during conversations with their 3-year-old children was examined in this study. Given the general motor retardation, reduced energy level, and social withdrawal of depressed individuals, the speech patterns of depressed mothers were predicted to differ from the speech patterns of well mothers.(More)
The social interactions of young autistic children and their caregivers were contrasted to interactions involving normal and mentally retarded controls. The autistic children displayed a much lower frequency of attention sharing behaviors, such as pointing to or showing objects. Alternatively, the autistic children directed as much looking, vocalizing and(More)
This article summarizes a series of cognitive/neuropsychological studies of children with schizophrenia. One set of studies, which surveyed a broad range of neuropsychological functions, revealed no evidence that children with schizophrenia are consistently impaired in sensory, perceptual, or language functions. Rather, the studies showed that children with(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the social and cognitive correlates of language acquisition in autistic children. Functional and symbolic play skills were shown to be associated with language abilities in a sample of young autistic children (mean CA 54.5 months), thereby replicating previous findings. Certain types of nonverbal communication skills(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine whether angiographically visualized collateral vessels in patients with chronic coronary artery disease imply the presence of viable myocardium in asynergic regions subtended by completely occluded coronary arteries. BACKGROUND Patients with chronic coronary artery disease who are being considered for(More)
The prototypical category-learning experiences with which infants are confronted are ones in which they have had prior experience with and have clearly noted the differences among a set of objects. Their task, then, is to notice also the similarities among the objects and to form a category based on these similarities. The goals of the current experiments(More)
The relations among formal thought disorder, the partial report span of apprehension task, the distractibility factor on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), and IQ scores were examined in 31 schizophrenic children, aged 7.4 to 12.5 years. The partial report span of apprehension scores of the schizophrenic children correlated(More)
11 children meeting DSM III criteria for schizophrenia (mean age approximately 12 years), a group of normal children matched in mean mental age to the schizophrenic children, and a group of younger normal children (mean age 6.6 years) were administered a series of visual information-processing tasks in order to isolate core information-processing(More)