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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorHudry, Kristelle
dc.contributor.authorTrembath, David
dc.contributor.authorVivanti, Giacomo
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T04:13:08Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T04:13:08Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1944-7515
dc.identifier.doi10.1352/1944-7558-121.1.65
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100562
dc.description.abstractInformation-seeking behaviours occur when children look to adults in order to gain further information about a novel stimulus/situation. The current study investigated information seeking in children with developmental delays (DD) and those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during a simulated teaching situation. Twenty preschool-aged children with ASD and 15 children with DD were exposed to a series of videos where a teacher provided novel instructions and demonstrated novel actions. We found that children with DD, but not those with ASD, demonstrated information-seeking behaviours in response to instructions that exceeded their level of understanding. This suggests that children with DD may use information-seeking behaviours to compensate for their cognitive and language difficulties when novel actions are being taught, while the same is not true for children with ASD.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmerican Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom65
dc.relation.ispartofpageto73
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAmerican Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
dc.relation.ispartofvolume121
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleChildren With Autism Show Reduced Information Seeking When Learning New Tasks
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTrembath, David


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