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Engagement in Vocational Activities Promotes Behavioral Development for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, November 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#50 of 2,868)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Engagement in Vocational Activities Promotes Behavioral Development for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, November 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10803-013-2010-9
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Authors

Julie Lounds Taylor, Leann E. Smith, Marsha R. Mailick

Abstract

This study examined the bidirectional relations over time between behavioral functioning (autism symptoms, maladaptive behaviors, activities of daily living) and vocational/educational activities of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants were 153 adults with ASD (M age = 30.2 years) who were part of a larger longitudinal study. Data were collected at two time points separated by 5.5 years. Cross-lag models were used, which accounted for stability over time while testing both directions of cross-lagged effects. Results suggested that greater vocational independence and engagement was related to subsequent reductions in autism symptoms and maladaptive behaviors, and improvements in activities of daily living. Relations between earlier behavioral variables (symptoms, behaviors, and activities of daily living) and later vocational independence were not statistically significant.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Spain 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 72 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 14%
Researcher 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 21 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 26 34%
Social Sciences 22 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Computer Science 4 5%
Other 9 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 March 2014.
All research outputs
#150,436
of 11,397,861 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#50
of 2,868 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,028
of 198,794 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#3
of 52 outputs
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