Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Moran, L.,Walsh, L., Stewart, I., McElwee, J. & Ming, S.
2015
November
Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders
Correlating derived relational responding with linguistic and cognitive ability in children with autism spectrum disorders
Published
Altmetric: 1WOS: 2 ()
Optional Fields
Derived relations TARPA PLS-4 SB5 Autism Spectrum Disorder EQUIVALENCE PERFORMANCE BEHAVIOR INFANT
19
32
43
Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) show substantial deficits in linguistic and cognitive ability. When considered from the perspective of Relational Frame Theory (RFT), it is possible that these deficits are rooted in a deficiency in the capacity to derive relations. One key aim of the Training and Assessment of Relational Precursors and Abilities (TARPA) protocol is to assess derived relational responding. A number of previous studies have shown correlations between TARPA performance and linguistic ability in children with ASD. The current study has extended this work by (i) showing correlations between TARPA performance and cognitive as well as linguistic ability in a larger (n = 35) sample of children with ASD; (ii) providing evidence of TARPA test-retest reliability; (iii) providing additional evidence indicating differences in visual and auditory performance in children with ASD. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
10.1016/j.rasd.2014.12.015
Grant Details
Publication Themes