Mothers' reports of play dates and observation of school playground behavior of children having high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.

TitleMothers' reports of play dates and observation of school playground behavior of children having high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFrankel, FD, Gorospe CM, Chang Y-C, Sugar CA
JournalJournal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume52
Issue5
Pagination571-9
Date Published2011 May
ISSN1469-7610
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Child, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Family, Female, Humans, Intelligence, Interpersonal Relations, Male, mothers, Observation, Peer Group, Play and Playthings, Schools, Social Environment
Abstract

Children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are generally included with typically developing peers at school. They have difficulties interacting with peers on the school playground. Previous literature suggests that having play dates in the home may be related to better peer acceptance at school.

DOI10.1042/AN20110027
Alternate JournalJ Child Psychol Psychiatry