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Social-cognitive performance and social-communicative adaptation in different groups of the autistic spectrum.
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PMID:  20339807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: researches about the relationship between language, cognition and socialization have evolved since the 70s. Language mediates social development allowing the individual to participate in social situations that include balanced communicative exchanges.
AIM: to assess the effectiveness of the Social-Communicative Adaptation Protocol in two groups of children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders and to verify the relationship between the referred protocol and the Social-Cognitive Profile.
METHOD: participants were 16 children and adolescents with ages between 8.0 and 16.0 years, of both genders, who were diagnosed within the autistic spectrum by neurologists and/or psychiatrists. All participants were receiving, once a week, specialized language therapy by a speech-language pathologist for a period of at least six months. Participants were assessed using the Social-cognitive Profile and the Social-Communicative Adaptation questionnaire.
RESULTS: the analysis of the results indicated absence of significant statistical differences in the Social-Cognitive Profile between the two groups. The Social-Communicative Adaptation demonstrated to be extremely variable among the participants.
CONCLUSION: this research shows that autistic spectrum children do not have a symmetric and linear development of language, socialization and cognition.
Carla Cardoso; Priscilla Faria Sousa-Morato; Suraia Andrade; Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pró-fono : revista de atualização científica     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1809-399X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pro Fono     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930630     Medline TA:  Pro Fono     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal da Bahia.
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