Long-term stability of individual differences in the emotional responsiveness of children with autism.

@article{Dissanayake1996LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term stability of individual differences in the emotional responsiveness of children with autism.},
  author={Cheryl Dissanayake and Marian D Sigman and Connie Kasari},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1996},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          461-7
        }
}
The results of two studies designed to investigate the short- and long-term stability of autistic children's responsiveness to displays of negative emotions in others are reported here. In the first study we measured the attention and behavioural responses of 22 autistic children to another's distress about a year and a half after initial assessments in a similar situation. In the second study, the children were re-assessed in two affective contexts over 5 years after initial testing… CONTINUE READING
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