01-05-2015 | Brief Report
Parents’ Strategies to Elicit Autobiographical Memories in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Language Disorders and Typically Developing Children
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2015Log in om toegang te krijgen
Conversations about the past support the development of autobiographical memory. Parents’ strategies to elicit child’s participation and recall during past event conversations were compared across three school-age diagnostic groups: autism spectrum disorder (ASD, n = 11), developmental language disorders (n = 11) and typically developing (TD, n = 11). We focused on the prevalence of directives versus enrichment of events. Groups did not differ in number of events, length, and total turns. However, parents of children with ASD produced more direct questions, corrections, and unrelated turns than parents of TD children. Results highlight how parents adjusted their conversational style to their child’s communication difficulties to maximize interactions and how these strategies may affect the development of personal conversations.