Saturday, March 12, 2005

Training About False Belief in Autistic Children

This was a small study, but encouraging for parents and teachers educating autistic children. In this paper, autistic children were to correct their 'theory of mind' (seeing from another person's point-of-view) when shown their error. In order to control for language problems, autistic children were compared to children with mental retardation. Although initially autistic children performed worse than the MR group, with teaching they surpassed them and performed as well as control children.
Autistic Children Learn to Correct False Belief

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