Peer Interaction and Loneliness in High-Functioning Children with Autism

  title={Peer Interaction and Loneliness in High-Functioning Children with Autism},
  author={Nirit Bauminger and Cory Shulman and Galit Agam},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
Social interaction with peers and the understanding and feelings of loneliness were examined in 18 high-functioning children with autism and 17 typically developing children matched for IQ, chronological age, gender, and maternal education. Observations were conducted on children's spontaneous social initiations and responses to their peers in natural settings such as recess and snack time, and children reported on their understanding and feelings of loneliness and social interaction. Overall… 
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