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Title: A PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF EARLY PRECURSORS OF SOCIAL AND NON-SOCIAL AUTISTIC TRAITS IN A COMMUNITY SAMPLE OF 18-MONTH OLD SINGAPOREAN TODDLERS
Authors: GAN ZHENG QIANG DANIEL
Keywords: autistic traits, autistic-like, precursors, dimensional, community, prospective
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2014
Source: GAN ZHENG QIANG DANIEL (2014-08-20). A PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF EARLY PRECURSORS OF SOCIAL AND NON-SOCIAL AUTISTIC TRAITS IN A COMMUNITY SAMPLE OF 18-MONTH OLD SINGAPOREAN TODDLERS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED WHETHER EARLY PRECURSORS OF ASD FROM GESTATION UP TO THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE WERE SIGNIFICANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH AND PREDICTED LATER SOCIAL AND NON-SOCIAL ALTS IN AN UNSELECTED SAMPLE OF 18-MONTH-OLD TODDLERS. PARTICIPANTS WERE 368 SINGAPOREAN TODDLERS INVOLVED IN A LARGER PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL STUDY. INFORMATION ON PREGNANCY/BIRTH COMPLICATIONS WAS OBTAINED FROM STANDARDIZED INVENTORIES. CAREGIVERS COMPLETED MEASURES OF TEMPERAMENT, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ALTS AT 3, 12, AND 18 MONTHS RESPECTIVELY. HIERARCHICAL REGRESSION ANALYSES WERE CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY SIGNIFICANT PREDICTORS OF LATER SOCIAL AND NON-SOCIAL ALTS. PREGNANCY/BIRTH COMPLICATIONS, IMITATION, AND EMPATHY WERE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH LATER ALTS. DIFFERENT TEMPERAMENT DIMENSIONS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH AND PREDICTED LATER SOCIAL AND NON-SOCIAL ALTS. GESTURE DEVELOPMENT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH AND PREDICTED LATER SOCIAL ALTS ONLY. THE STUDY FINDINGS RESONATE WITH EARLIER LITERATURE AND PROVIDE PRELIMINARY CROS
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113312
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