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Some children with autism have latent social skills that can be tested

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2017
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Title
Some children with autism have latent social skills that can be tested
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s131661
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Michal Hrdlicka, Tomas Urbanek, Maria Vacova, Stepanka Beranova, Iva Dudova

Abstract

The idea of latent social skills in autism emerged as a possible interpretation of the rapid (but temporary) improvement of autistic subjects in oxytocin studies. We tested a hypothesis that a normal response to Item No 59 "Secure Base" from the third version of the Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADIR-59) could indicate the presence of latent social skills in autism. We examined 110 autistic children (88 boys and 22 girls) with a mean age of 6.0±2.5 years (range: 2.2-14.8 years) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) - Generic. A diagnosis of mental retardation was established in 68 autistic children (62%). The difference in the ADOS social domain between children aged ≤5 years on one side and children older than 5 years on the other side was significant in subjects with normal responses to ADIR-59 (9.60 vs 6.47; P=0.031) but not in those with abnormal responses to ADIR-59 (10.62 vs 9.63; P=0.537). In a predictive model, lower ADOS social domain scores were predicted by older age (P=0.001), lower scores on the ADIR-59 (P=0.01), and the absence of mental retardation (P=0.049). The results support the hypothesis that the normal response to item ADIR-59 "Secure Base" indicates the presence of latent social skills in autism that might foretell further social growth in older autistic subjects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 25%
Student > Master 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Other 1 4%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 5 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 39%
Social Sciences 4 14%
Arts and Humanities 2 7%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 5 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 March 2017.
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#3,885,328
of 14,574,667 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#542
of 2,431 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#99,126
of 302,457 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#24
of 85 outputs
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