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Standard scale identifies anxiety in children with autism
A widely used questionnaire designed to measure anxiety flags the condition in children with autism, two studies suggest. The test, called the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale, is established for use in typical children. Its 38 questions assess six types of anxiety: generalized anxiety; panic and a fear of open spaces; fear of physical injury and specific...
Children with autism should be checked for DCD, study recommends
UTA researchers are recommending in a new study that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked. In an article published this month in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Priscila Caçola, an assistant professor of kinesiology; UTA librarian Peace Ossom Williamson and Haylie...
People with autism make more consistent choices than neurotypical population
People with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) often show a reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but new research suggests that this reduced sensitivity may actually lead to more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, indicate that individuals with ASC are...