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Primary school children rate children with autism negatively on looks, speech and speech content
journal contributionposted on 2023-09-04, 10:49 authored by Steven D. Stagg, Lauren Thompson‐Robertson, Carina Morgan
Adults and adolescents form negative first impressions of ASD adults and children. We examined the first impression ratings of primary school children (6-9 years) of their ASD peers. 146 school children rated either silent videos, speech or transcribe speech from 14 actors (7 ASD, 7 TD). The ASD actors were rated more negatively than the typically developing actors on all three stimulus types. Children with ASD are likely to be judged more negatively than their peers at the very start of their formal education. Contrary to previous research, for primary school children, the content of the speech was judged as negatively as the delivery of the speech.
Number of pages13
Publication titleBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology
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