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Past, present, and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with autism spectrum disorder  

Parents often note that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle to tell them what happened during their day, and research has confirmed that people with ASD do have difficulties in recalling specific personally-experienced events. The ability to recall the past is crucial because it enables one to anticipate and plan for the future and to develop behavioral flexibility and adaptability. The inability to do so could account for the lack of flexibility and anxiety typical of those with ASD. Dr. Bowler and colleagues will assess the ability of children and adults with ASD to think about themselves in the past, present and future in order to determine how these skills impact the severity of restricted and stereotyped patterns of behavior. If difficulties in this arena do contribute to greater behavioral impairment, new interventions can be developed and employed to target this deficit. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $61,000.00
Project Number 2239
Principal Investigator Bowler, Dermot
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Private
Institution City University London
State/Country United Kingdom
Web Link 1 Past, present, and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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