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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2008

01-02-2008

A New Computerised Advanced Theory of Mind Measure for Children with Asperger Syndrome: The ATOMIC

Auteurs: Renae B. Beaumont, Kate Sofronoff

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2008

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Abstract

This study examined the ability of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to attribute mental states to characters in a new computerised, advanced theory of mind measure: The Animated Theory of Mind Inventory for Children (ATOMIC). Results showed that children with AS matched on IQ, verbal comprehension, age and gender performed equivalently on central coherence questions, but more poorly on the theory of mind questions compared with controls. A significant relationship was found between performance on ATOMIC and accuracy of mental state explanations provided on (Happé’s, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 24, 129–154, 1994) Strange Stories Task, supporting the validity of the new measure. Limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A New Computerised Advanced Theory of Mind Measure for Children with Asperger Syndrome: The ATOMIC
Auteurs
Renae B. Beaumont
Kate Sofronoff
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0384-2

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