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Associations Between Language Development and Skin Conductance Responses to Faces and Eye Gaze in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Stagg, Steven; Davis, Robert and Heaton, Pam F.. 12 February 2013. Associations Between Language Development and Skin Conductance Responses to Faces and Eye Gaze in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(10), pp. 2303-2311. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Attention to social stimuli is associated with language development, and arousal is associated with the increased viewing of stimuli. We investigated whether skin conductance responses (SCRs) are associated with language development in autism spectrum disorder (ASD): a population that shows abnormalities in both attention to others and language development. A sample of 32 children with ASD (7-15 year; M = 9 year) was divided into two groups, based on language onset histories. A typically developing comparison group consisted of 18 age and IQ matched children. SCRs were taken as the participants viewed faces. SCRs differentiated the ASD group based on language onset and were associated with abnormal attention to gaze in infancy and subsequent language development.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

10.1007/s10803-013-1780-4

Keywords:

language delay, galvanic skin response, language onset, autism spectrum disorder, faces, eye-gaze

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
12 February 2013Published
1 January 2013Accepted

Item ID:

19769

Date Deposited:

01 Feb 2017 12:37

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:41

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19769

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