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dc.contributor.authorGavigan, Kelley L.
dc.description1 broadsideen_US
dc.description.abstractIndividuals with ASD have deficits in theory of mind, which includes limited ability in emotional recognition, but have superior systemizing abilities. The current study was designed to enhance the emotional recognition abilities in children with ASD, specifically to generalize into real life situations, through the use of The Transporters DVDs. The 5 week study included 33 children (23 diagnosed with ASD) who were tested before and after intervention with The Transporters DVDs. Participants who received treatment showed significantly better emotional recognition in all 6 testing levels. Generalization into real life situations significantly improved, but showed less improvement than all other levels. These findings suggest that emotional recognition can be improved, but individuals with ASD still struggle with generalization involving complex emotions or stimuli.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Psychology. VanLiere Symposium, 2010en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology VanLiere Symposium Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleTeaching Emotional Recognition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Generalizing into Reality Using Systematic Vehiclesen_US

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