Difficulties predicting time-to-arrival in individuals with autism spectrum disorders
Sheppard, Elizabeth; van Loon, Editha; Underwood, Geoffrey; Ropar, Danielle
Editha van Loon
Previous research suggests people with ASD may have various difficulties in processing and interacting with motion in the environment. We investigated whether individuals with ASD have difficulty judging the location of moving objects in a driving context using a time-to-arrival task.
Participants with and without ASD viewed scenes that simulated self-motion towards a junction, while another car approached on a side road. Scenes terminated prior to either car reaching the junction and participants were required to decide which car would reach the junction first.
Participants with ASD made fewer correct responses although this was only true when self-motion was on a straight road.
This difficulty in judging the location of moving objects could contribute to difficulties people with ASD experience in learning to drive.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 1, 2016|
|Journal||Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Sheppard, E., van Loon, E., Underwood, G., & Ropar, D. (2016). Difficulties predicting time-to-arrival in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 28, doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2016.05.001|
|Keywords||Autism spectrum disorders; driving; motion; prediction impairment; time-to-arrival|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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