Effects of Age and Communication Level On Eye Contact in Fragile X Males and Non-Fragile X Autistic Males
Dyadic social gaze and eye contact were examined in fragile X [fra(X)] males and in non-fra(X) autistic males as a function of age and level of communicative ability. Lag sequential analysis showed that responsive eye contact was highly correlated with age and communicative ability in non-fra(X) autistic males but not in fra(X) males. Older, more communicative non-fra(X) autistic males exhibited more responsive eye contact than their fra(X) cohorts. Implications of these observations for theory and intervention are discussed.
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Cohen, Ira L.; Vietze, Peter; Sudhalter, Vicki; Jenkins, Edmund C.; and Brown, W. Ted, "Effects of Age and Communication Level On Eye Contact in Fragile X Males and Non-Fragile X Autistic Males" (1991). Department of Psychology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 197.