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The aim of this study was to investigate whether children withhigh-functioning autism HFA and Asperger’s syndrome AS can bedifferentiated from each other and from typically developing children inability to recognize a human face. The present study included 69 participants:children with autism high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome, n = 15per group and a control group of 39 typically developing children. It involveda face recognition task included in the NEPSY scale. Results showed that theautism groups performed poorer than the typically developing group, but nodifference was found between high-functioning and Asperger groups. Both theinformation processing peculiarities of children with autism and theirinteractional and communicative social impairments could explain theirdifficulty to recognize human faces.

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Asperger’s Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Face Recognition, Information Processing, Social Impairment

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Planche, P. 2014. Human Face Recognition, Information Processing and Social Behavior in Children with Autism. Psychology, 5, 1366-1374. doi: 10.4236-psych.2014.511147.





Author: Pascale Planche

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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