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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2008

01-01-2008 | Original Paper

Narrative Role-Taking in Autism

Auteurs: Rosa M. García-Pérez, R. Peter Hobson, Anthony Lee

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2008

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Abstract

Are children with autism able to adopt, and shift among, the psychological perspectives of different people? Fifteen children with autism and 15 without autism, matched for chronological age and verbal ability, were given Feffer’s (1970) role-taking task in which they were asked to tell and then re-tell stories from different protagonists’ perspectives. The children with autism understood the task, adjusted narratives according to alternative viewpoints, and were similar to control participants in their use of mental state terms. Despite this, the children with autism achieved significantly lower scores for adopting different figures’ perspectives, and for shifting among complementary viewpoints. The results illustrate aspects of social-cognitive impairment that extend beyond the children’s limitations in ‘theory of mind’ understanding.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Narrative Role-Taking in Autism
Auteurs
Rosa M. García-Pérez
R. Peter Hobson
Anthony Lee
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0379-z

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