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postgraduate thesis: Attentional performance of young children with autism spectrum disorders

TitleAttentional performance of young children with autism spectrum disorders
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lo, L. [盧麗雯]. (2014). Attentional performance of young children with autism spectrum disorders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5394310
AbstractAttentional abnormalities are one of the earliest signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Despite flourishing attention studies in autism, relatively little is known about attentional performance among young children with high-functioning autism (HFA). The present study compared 23 preschool children with HFA and 28 typically-developing children on attention network efficiencies, selective attention to social or non-social information and attention switching, with age, cognitive and language abilities matched or controlled. Compared with typically-developing children, young children with HFA showed comparative attention network efficiencies, slower orienting to face and better attention switching. Alternative explanations for their strength in attention switching are given based on superior focused attention to visual details and hyper-systemizing skills. Implications on future research and practice are discussed.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectChildren with autism spectrum disorders
Dept/ProgramEducational Psychology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209693

 

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dc.contributor.authorLo, Lai-man-
dc.contributor.author盧麗雯-
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T23:13:44Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-12T23:13:44Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationLo, L. [盧麗雯]. (2014). Attentional performance of young children with autism spectrum disorders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5394310-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209693-
dc.description.abstractAttentional abnormalities are one of the earliest signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Despite flourishing attention studies in autism, relatively little is known about attentional performance among young children with high-functioning autism (HFA). The present study compared 23 preschool children with HFA and 28 typically-developing children on attention network efficiencies, selective attention to social or non-social information and attention switching, with age, cognitive and language abilities matched or controlled. Compared with typically-developing children, young children with HFA showed comparative attention network efficiencies, slower orienting to face and better attention switching. Alternative explanations for their strength in attention switching are given based on superior focused attention to visual details and hyper-systemizing skills. Implications on future research and practice are discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshChildren with autism spectrum disorders-
dc.titleAttentional performance of young children with autism spectrum disorders-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5394310-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducational Psychology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5394310-

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