Dynamic Eye Tracking as a Predictor and Outcome Measure of Social Skills Intervention in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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To evaluate an eye tracking task as a predictor and outcome measure of treatment response for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) social skills interventions, adolescents and young adults with ASD completed the eye tracking task before, immediately after, and two months after completing Social Cognition and Interaction Training for Autism (SCIT-A). The study compared SCIT-A participants (n = 20) to participants with ASD who received treatment as usual (TAU; n = 21). Overall, increased visual attention to faces and background objects and decreased attention to hands playing with toys at baseline were associated with improved social functioning immediately following intervention, suggesting this eye tracking task may reliably predict ASD social intervention outcomes.

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Cited Authors

  • Greene, RK; Parish-Morris, J; Sullivan, M; Kinard, JL; Mosner, MG; Turner-Brown, LM; Penn, DL; Wiesen, CA; Pallathra, AA; Brodkin, ES; Schultz, RT; Dichter, GS

Published Date

  • April 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1173 - 1187

PubMed ID

  • 32656738

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7855541

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3432

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10803-020-04594-1

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States