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

dc.contributor.authorDeisenroth, Lauren K.
dc.description.abstractAutism 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.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University
dc.subject.lcshAutism -- Researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshVideo tapes in educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAutism spectrum disordersen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial interaction in childrenen_US
dc.subject.lcshAutistic children -- Educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshFace perceptionen_US
dc.titlePeople or Video? What Do Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders Choose?en_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US

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