01-07-2015 | Original Paper

# Mathematical Word Problem Solving Ability of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Typically Developing Peers

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 7/2015

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This study examined the difference between children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with typical development (TD) in mathematical word problem solving ability and the factors associated with these children's word problem-solving ability. A total of 20 children with ASD and 20 children with TD participated in this study. Independent sample t tests and Spearman’s rho correlations were used for data analysis. This study found: (a) Children with TD had higher word problem solving ability than did children with ASD; (b) Sentence comprehension, math vocabulary, computation, and everyday mathematical knowledge were associated with word problem solving ability of children with ASD and children with TD; and (c) Children with TD had higher everyday mathematical knowledge than did children with ASD.