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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2005

01-12-2005

A Training Study of Theory of Mind and Executive Function in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Auteurs: Naomi Fisher, Francesca Happé

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2005

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between theory of mind and executive functioning in children with autistic spectrum disorders through a training study. Ten children were trained on theory of mind, whilst ten were trained in executive function. Seven children were assigned to a control group, receiving no intervention. Training programmes were administered individually, lasting for 25 minutes per day for 5–10 days. Children were tested before training, after training and at a two-month follow-up. Significant improvements were seen in performance on theory of mind tasks in both trained groups, whilst the control group showed no improvement. No improvement on the executive function tasks was seen in any of the groups. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Training Study of Theory of Mind and Executive Function in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Auteurs
Naomi Fisher
Francesca Happé
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2005
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2005
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-005-0022-9

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