Scaling of Early Social Cognitive Skills in Typically Developing Infants and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Scaling of Early Social Cognitive Skills in Typically Developing Infants and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. / Ellis, Katherine; Lewington, Philippa; Powis, Laurie; Oliver, Chris; Waite, Jane; Heald, Mary; Apperly, Ian; Sandhu, Priya; Crawford, Hayley.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 18.03.2020.

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title = "Scaling of Early Social Cognitive Skills in Typically Developing Infants and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder",
abstract = "We delineate the sequence that typically developing infants pass tasks that assess different early social cognitive skills considered precursors to theory-of-mind abilities. We compared this normative sequence to performance on these tasks in a group of autistic (AUT) children. 86 infants were administered seven tasks assessing intention reading and shared intentionality (Study 1). Infants responses followed a consistent developmental sequence, forming a four-stage scale. These tasks were administered to 21 AUT children (Study 2), who passed tasks in the same sequence. However, performance on tasks that required following others' eye gaze and cooperating with others was delayed. Findings indicate that earlier-developing skills provide a foundation for later-developing skills, and difficulties in acquiring some early social cognitive skills in AUT children.",
keywords = "Autism spectrum disorder, Precursors, Social cognition, Theory of mind",
author = "Katherine Ellis and Philippa Lewington and Laurie Powis and Chris Oliver and Jane Waite and Mary Heald and Ian Apperly and Priya Sandhu and Hayley Crawford",
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journal = "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders",
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AU - Ellis, Katherine

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AU - Oliver, Chris

AU - Waite, Jane

AU - Heald, Mary

AU - Apperly, Ian

AU - Sandhu, Priya

AU - Crawford, Hayley

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KW - Precursors

KW - Social cognition

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