Influence of Early Social-Communication Behaviors on Maladaptive Behaviors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability

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Abstract

<p>We investigated the relationships between early social-communication behaviors and maladaptive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Fifty-three children with both intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders including ASD participated in the current study. The results of a stepwise multiple regression showed that frequency of initiating joint attention and rate of positive affect expression were independent negative predictors of internalizing problems; severity of ASD symptom and frequency of requests were positive predictors, and rate of positive affect expression was a negative predictor, of v-scale score for externalizing problems. These results demonstrated that different types of early social-communication behaviors influence different kinds of maladaptive behaviors in children with ASD. In particular, positive affect expression with communication was a negative predictor of both internalizing and externalizing problems. It is critical that we explore how maladaptive behaviors develop in children with ASD, with a particular focus on the development of early social-communication.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Special Education Research

    Journal of Special Education Research 6(1), 1-9, 2017

    THE JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006406374
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA12615212
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    2187-5014
  • NDL Article ID
    028443821
  • NDL Call No.
    Z76-A806
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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