Effects of age and communication level on eye contact in fragile X males and non-fragile X autistic males

I. L. Cohen, Peter Vietze, V. Sudhalter, E. C. Jenkins, W. T. Brown

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Abstract

Dyadic social gaze and eye contact were examined in fragile X [fra(X)] males and in non-fra(X) autistic males as a function of age and level of communicative ability. Lag sequential analysis showed that responsive eye contact was highly correlated with age and communicative ability in non-fra(X) autistic males but not in fra(X) males. Older, more communicative non-fra(X) autistic males exhibited more responsive eye contact than their fra(X) cohorts. Implications of these observations for theory and intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-502
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics
Volume38
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Feb 1991

Keywords

  • autistic disorder
  • dyadic social gaze
  • eye contact
  • fragile X

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Cohen, I. L. ; Vietze, Peter ; Sudhalter, V. ; Jenkins, E. C. ; Brown, W. T. / Effects of age and communication level on eye contact in fragile X males and non-fragile X autistic males. In: American Journal of Medical Genetics. 1991 ; Vol. 38, No. 2-3. pp. 498-502.
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In: American Journal of Medical Genetics, Vol. 38, No. 2-3, 19.02.1991, p. 498-502.

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