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Queen's University
 

Completed Studies

Mental Time Travel and Theory of Mind in Children with Autism Spectrum

Purpose of study
In this study, we are looking to better understand the relationship between children’s ability to understand the mental states of themselves and others and their ability to think about themselves in the past and the future.


Examining Autistic Traits in an Undergraduate Population

Purpose of study 
The goal of this study is to investigate subclinical autistic traits in the general population.  We will focus on the possible relationship these traits may have with self-esteem and depression.


The Influence of Reward on Young Children's Ability to Imitate

Purpose of study 
In this study, we are looking to better understand the types of things that work best at motivating children with and without ASD to imitate another person's actions.


Profiles of Prosocial Behaviours in Children

Purpose of study
In this study, we are looking to better understand the types of prosocial behaviours in which children with and without ASD engage and the factors that influence the frequency of these behaviours.


Language and Theory of Mind

Purpose of study 
We are investigating the relationship between language ability and the ability to engage in perspective-taking tasks in both children with ASD and typical development.


The Nature of Savant Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Purpose of study

The goal of this study is to investigate the nature of savant skills in children with ASD by quantifying more precisely the various types of savant skills and examining the impact that IQ, communication, parental encouragement, social skills, and repetitive and restricted behaviours have on these talents.

Click here to see poster


Social Inclusion of Children with and without Developmental Disabilities (DD)

Purpose of study
We want to learn about the factors that are associated with the social participation and inclusion of preschool and early-school aged children with and without DD and the experience of their families. This information is very important for informing families, community and social services to better meet the needs of all children and their families. Open study flyer PDF.


Profiles of Bullying and Victimization in Adolescents with Special Needs

Purpose of study
We are looking to gain a better understanding of bullying/victimization experienced by adolescents with and without special needs and to determine why such behaviours occur.


The Relationship between Repetitive and Sensory Behaviours in ASD

Purpose of study
We are looking to better understand the relationship between repetitive, restricted, and stereotyped behaviours and atypical sensory processing in children with ASD.


Gender Profiles of Adaptive Behaviour

 

Purpose of study
We are looking to determine the ways the development of everyday behaviours differs in children and adolescents with ASD from typically developing children.  We are specifically interested in determining if gender plays a role in particular abilities and impairments experienced by both typically developing children and children with ASD.


General Outcome in High-Functioning Individuals with ASD History

Purpose of study
We are looking to provide an in-depth examination of language, cognitive, social, brain, and day-to-day functioning of high-functioning individuals with ASD.


Perspective Taking and the Ability to Deceive

Goal:
To investigate the relationship between having an understanding that other people have different perspectives and beliefs, and children’s ability to deceive others.

Interested in the preliminary results?
Click here to view our poster presented at the 8th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)!


Social Cognitive Skills in Young Children with ASD and Their Siblings

Goal
To increase understanding of the social difficulties that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their siblings may experience. 

Interested in the preliminary results?
Click here to view our poster presented at the 8th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)!


Perception of Social Situations

Goal
To increase understanding of how adolescents with an ASD perceive social situations and how this relates to their language and cognitive development.


Sensory Issues and Language Development in Young Children with ASD

Goal
To understand the relationship between sensory issues and language level in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 

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