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

01-02-2008 | Original Paper

Broader Autism Phenotype in Parents of Autistic Children: Reality or Myth?

Auteurs: Anke M. Scheeren, Johannes E. A. Stauder

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

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Abstract

The finding that relatives of individuals with autism show mild autistic traits is referred to as the broader autism phenotype (BAP). In the current study, 25 parents with a child with high-functioning autism and 25 parents with typically developed children were compared on: (1) the Block Design Test, (2) the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ), and (3) a reaction time task to examine reflexive covert visual orienting to social (eyes) and non-social (arrows) cues. The parent groups were scored similar on the Block Design Test and the AQ. However, fathers with an autistic child demonstrated a different reaction time pattern and responded slower on the social cues than control fathers. These results partly support and further elaborate on the BAP in parents with an autistic child.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Broader Autism Phenotype in Parents of Autistic Children: Reality or Myth?
Auteurs
Anke M. Scheeren
Johannes E. A. Stauder
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/s10803-007-0389-x

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