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Comparing Diagnostic Ability of Basic Emotional States in Children with High Performance Autism Disorder with Normal Peers
fatemeh jalili , Hadi Bahrami, Vahid Nejati
Phd Student of General Psychology , fatemeh.jalili.yazd@gmail.com
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Background: Study on weaknesses and diagnostic strategies of autistic children in social interactions as well as how we can diagnose different emotions in the face may be an efficient step towards their therapy and communication improvement. The objective of this study was to compare diagnostic ability of basic emotions in children with high-performance autism with normal peers.

Materials and Method: In this comparative profile study, two groups of 16 individuals: children with high-performance autistic disorder and their normal peers were selected by available sample method in terms of age, sex and life location. Neuropsychology diagnostic test of different emotions in Benton face (changed version) was used to determine diagnostic ability of emotions (happy, sad and angry). Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software and descriptive statistics and t-test were done for both independent groups.

Results: Results showed that the ability of both tested groups is equal in diagnosing emotional states of joy, anger and neutral condition in face while viewing face picture and there was not any significant difference between groups but in diagnosing emotional grief state, the performance of autistics is lower and there was significant difference with normal peer group.

Conclusion: The autistic children with high function are equal in ability with normal children in case of recognizing the happiness, anger and neutral facial excitement. However, they are less competent in recognizing the sadness and facial excitement than normal children. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 39-44]

Keywords: Autistic disorder, emotions, happiness, sadness, angry
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
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jalili F, Bahrami H, Nejati V. Comparing Diagnostic Ability of Basic Emotional States in Children with High Performance Autism Disorder with Normal Peers. ZJRMS. 2012; 14 (2) :39-44
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