People or Video? What Do Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders Choose?

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dc.contributor.author Deisenroth, Lauren K.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T11:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T11:59:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4728
dc.description.abstract Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by social, communication and behavioral challenges. This research follows up on reports that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn important skills better from a person on video compared to a person who is present and interacts with the child. The purpose of this study with children with ASD and typically developing (TD) controls is to examine visual preferences to two sights: a video of a person and a real person who is present. Children were simultaneously shown a short video of a person singing songs and playing games and an identical “live” presentation by the same person. Previous studies that examined visual preferences did not compare children’s preference for videotaped and live human behavior. This research may have implications both for theory regarding social deficits in autism, and practical applications for early detection and intervention. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject.lcsh Autism -- Research en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video tapes in education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Autism spectrum disorders en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social interaction in children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Autistic children -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Face perception en_US
dc.title People or Video? What Do Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders Choose? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US

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