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Elicited imitation in children and adults with autism: is there a deficit?.

Beadle-Brown, Julie, Whiten, Andrew (2004) Elicited imitation in children and adults with autism: is there a deficit?. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 29 (2). 147 - 163. ISSN 1366-8250.. (doi:10.1080/13668250410001709494) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:52161)

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Abstract

Rogers and Pennington (1991) proposed that an early deficit in imitation, together with a cascade of developmental disorders in emotion sharing and theory of mind, could be important in understanding autism, but the research on deficits in imitation is not conclusive. Using a Do-As-I-Do procedure, the present study tested the existence of a deficit in elicited imitation in a group of individuals with autism aged from 4 to 34 years and compared their performance to that of typically developing children and to children with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. On a large battery of tasks, the majority of children and adults with autism had few problems relative to controls, although certain actions did seem more difficult, especially for the youngest children. Taking into consideration the reasonably small sample sizes, which advise cautious interpretation, implications for both theory and practice are discussed. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13668250410001709494
Uncontrolled keywords: AUTISM, IMITATION, PHILOSOPHY of mind, DEVELOPMENTAL disabilities, DEVELOPMENTAL psychology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2015 22:12 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52161 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beadle-Brown, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2306-8801
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