Associations between language development and skin conductance responses to faces and eye gaze in children with autism spectrum disorder

Stagg, Steven D. and Davis, Robert and Heaton, Pamela (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 1573-3432

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Abstract

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 ASD: a population that shows abnormalities in both attention to others and language development. A sample of 32 children with ASD (7 y – 15 y; M =9 y) 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: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2014 13:36
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/315463

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