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Overlapping phenotypes in autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder: A cross-syndrome comparison of motor and social skills

Sumner, Emma J; Leonard, Hayley C. and Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2016. Overlapping phenotypes in autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder: A cross-syndrome comparison of motor and social skills. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(8), pp. 2609-2620. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Motor and social difficulties are often found in children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), to varying degrees. This study investigated the extent of overlap of these problems in children aged 7-10 years who had a diagnosis of either ASD or DCD, compared to typically-developing controls. Children completed motor and face processing assessments. Parents completed questionnaires concerning their child’s early motor and current motor and social skills. There was considerable overlap between the ASD and DCD groups on the motor and social assessments, with both groups more impaired than controls. Furthermore, motor skill predicted social functioning for both groups. Future research should consider the relationships between core symptoms and their consequences in other domains.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2794-5

Keywords:

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorder, face processing, motor ability, social behaviour

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
19 April 2016Accepted
28 April 2016Published Online

Item ID:

17975

Date Deposited:

19 Apr 2016 14:06

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 10:02

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17975

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