The relationship between emotion recognition ability and social skills in young children with autism

Beth Therese Williams, Kylie Megan Gray

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Abstract

This study assessed the relationship between emotion recognition ability and social skills in 42 young children with autistic disorder aged 4-7 years. The analyses revealed that accuracy in recognition of sadness, but not happiness, anger or fear, was associated with higher ratings on the Vineland-II Socialization domain, above and beyond the influence of chronological age, cognitive ability and autism symptom severity. These findings extend previous research with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, suggesting that sadness recognition is also associated with social skills in children with autism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762 - 768
Number of pages7
JournalAutism: the international journal of research and practice
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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