Gaze behavior of pre-adolescent children afflicted with Asperger Syndrome

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Abstract

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a form of high-functioning autism characterized e.g. by qualitative impairment in social interaction. People afflicted with AS typically have abnormal nonverbal behaviors, which are often manifested especially in avoiding eye contact. Gaze constituting an important interactional resource, AS persons’ tendency to avoid eye contact may affect the fluidity of conversations and cause misunderstandings. For this reason, it is important to know the precise ways in which this avoidance is done, and in which way it affects the interaction. The objective of this article consists of describing the gaze behavior of pre-adolescent AS children in institutional multiparty conversations. Methodologically, the study is based on conversation analysis and multimodal study of interaction.
Translated title of the contributionAsperger-nuorten katsekäyttäytyminen
Original languageEnglish
JournalCommunication & Medicine
Volume 9
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)173–186
Number of pages13
ISSN1612-1783
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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In: Communication & Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2012, p. 173–186.

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