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Children with autism respond differently to spontaneous, elicited and deferred imitation.

Authors
  • Heimann, M1
  • Nordqvist, E1
  • Strid, K2
  • Connant Almrot, J2, 3
  • Tjus, T2
  • 1 The Swedish Institute for Disability Research and Division of Psychology, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 2 Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 3 Psychologists for Maternal and Child Health Care, Primary Health Care, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
May 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
5
Pages
491–501
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12272
PMID: 27018212
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

These findings add to our understanding of the kind of imitation difficulties children with ASD might have. They also point to the necessity of not equating various imitation measures because these may capture different processes and be differently motivating for children with autism.

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