Role taking and social competence in autism and mental retardation.

@article{Oswald1989RoleTA,
  title={Role taking and social competence in autism and mental retardation.},
  author={Donald P. Oswald and Thomas H. Ollendick},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={1989},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          119-27
        }
}
Recent data suggest that individuals with autism show deficits in social cognitive abilities when compared with nonautistic persons matched for mental age. These deficits have been proposed as a basis for the social interaction difficulties seen in autistic persons. In the present study, autistic youth were compared with a matched group of nonautistic mentally retarded youth on three role-taking tasks and three measures of social competence. Results indicated that the autistic group was… CONTINUE READING
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