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Listening in Your Shoes: Can Children with Autism Take the Perspective of Others When Interpreting Language?

Abbot-Smith, Kirsten, Williams, David M., Matthews, Danielle (2018) Listening in Your Shoes: Can Children with Autism Take the Perspective of Others When Interpreting Language? In: International Society for Autism Research Annual Conference, 9th-12th May 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands. (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)

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Abstract

Background: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) frequently fail to interpret the intent of a speaker’s utterance, apparently because they have difficulty determining the crucial aspects of common ground, which they share with the speaker. Only two studies (both with adults with ASD) have previously investigated this experimentally (Begeer et al., 2010; Sanstieban et al., 2015). Both manipulated level one visual common ground (whether the speaker can see a particular object). Both found that the participants with ASD were unimpaired relative to typical controls. However, visual perspective-taking may not align in development with social perspective-taking, which is understanding the interlocutor-specific experiences shared with the conversation partner.

Conclusions: Children with ASD find it more difficult to use social than to use VPL1 to interpret language. VPL1 may be a more basic form of social perspective-taking (Harris, 1992) since the two are related. A large proportion of intellectually high-functioning children with ASD may have difficulty interpreting language if instructions or discourse require social perspective-taking

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF41 Psychology and philosophy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Kirsten Abbot-Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 13:25 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70453 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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