On intersubjective engagement in autism: A controlled study of nonverbal aspects of conversation
Lee, Anthony and Hobson, R Peter and García-Pérez, Rosa M. (2007) On intersubjective engagement in autism: A controlled study of nonverbal aspects of conversation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37 (7). pp. 1310-1322. ISSN 0162-3257 (Print) 1573-3432 (Online)Full text not yet available from this repository.
Does autism involve a deficit in intersubjective engagement with other persons? We studied nonverbal communication in children and adolescents with and without autism (n = 12 per group), group-matched for chronological age and verbal mental age, during 3 min of a videotaped interview. In keeping with previous studies, there were only subtle but potentially revealing group differences on behavioral ratings. Participants with autism made fewer head-shakes/nods (but not smiles) when the interviewer was talking, and the interviewer made fewer head-shakes/nods when participants were talking. Yet there were marked group differences on reliable `subjective' ratings of (a) affective engagement and (b) the smoothness of reciprocal interaction. We interpret the findings in terms of a group difference in identification between conversational partners.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Intersubjectivity, Identification, Communication, Conversation Intersubjectivity; Identification; Communication; Conversation|
|Subjects:||Communication (incl. disorders of) > Autism|
|Depositing User:||Ms Linda Dolben|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2011 15:15|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2017 19:19|
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