Brief Report: Accuracy and response time for the recognition of facial emotions in a large sample of children with autism spectrum disorders

E. Fink, M. De Rosnay, M. Wierda, H.M. Koot, S. Begeer

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Abstract

The empirical literature has presented inconsistent evidence for deficits in the recognition of basic emotion expressions in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which may be due to the focus on research with relatively small sample sizes. Additionally, it is proposed that although children with ASD may correctly identify emotion expression they rely on more deliberate, more time-consuming strategies in order to accurately recognize emotion expressions when compared to typically developing children. In the current study, we examine both emotion recognition accuracy and response time in a large sample of children, and explore the moderating influence of verbal ability on these findings. The sample consisted of 86 children with ASD (M
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2363-2368
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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