Author/Editor     Macedoni-Lukšič, Marta; Gosar, David; Greiss-Hess, Laura; Rogers, Sally J; Lemons-Chitwood, Kerrie; Hagerman, Randi
Title     Imitation un fragile X syndrome
Type     članek
Source     Autism
Vol. and No.     Letnik 13
Publication year     2009
ISSN     1362-3613
Language     eng
Abstract     To address the specific impairment ofimitation in autism, the imitation abilities of 22 children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) with and without autism were compared. Based on previous research, we predicted that children with FXS and autism would have significantly more difficulty with non-meaningful imitation tasks. After controlling for full-scale IQ and age, the group s did not differ in their overall imitation accuracy scores, bu t analysis of error patterns revealed that children with FXS and autism made more groping errors and additional movements than the comparison group. These error patterns are consistent with the hypothesis that an action production system deficit plays an important role in the overall imitation deficit in autism, at least in children with FXS.
Descriptors     FRAGILE X SYNDROME
AUTISM
NEUROLOGIC EXAMINATION
PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS
MOTOR SKILLS
CHILD
VISUAL PERCEPTION
INTELLIGENCE TESTS