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dc.contributor.supervisor Dr. Albert Chudley (Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics) and Dr. Ana Hanlon- Dearman (Department of Pediatrics and Child Health). en_US
dc.contributor.author Leibl, Marli
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T18:46:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T18:46:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5172
dc.description.abstract Approximately 80% of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) fail to perform perspective taking as measured by false belief (FB) tests that require speech. Since children with ASDs exhibit a range of verbal abilities, it is possible that children with limited speech may be successful on false belief tests that do not require vocal responses. The present study examined the performance of children on three false belief tests that require different verbal skills. Eighteen children with ASDs (ages 5 years to 11 years 11 months) and eighteen typically developing children (ages 3-5 years 11 months)were tested on: (a) two standard FB tests that require children to answer questions vocally and a nonvocal Guesser-Knower (GK) test designed to evaluate whether children are able to discriminate the relationship between seeing and knowing. Results indicate that: (a) performance did not differ significantly among the three different tests; (b) in the ASD population, children with higher expressive language scores outperformed those with lower expressive language scores on all tests. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject medicine en_US
dc.title Social Perspective-Taking Abilities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.type bachelor thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Medicine en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Medicine en_US
dc.degree.level Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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