Cheryl Dissanayake

Summary

Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mapping the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in children aged under 7 years in Australia, 2010-2012
    Catherine A Bent
    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 202:317-20. 2015
  2. pmc "Are you available for the next 18 months?" - methods and aims of a longitudinal birth cohort study investigating a universal developmental surveillance program: the 'Watch Me Grow' study
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South Western Sydney Local Health District AUCS, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:234. 2014
  3. pmc Perinatal testosterone exposure and autistic-like traits in the general population: a longitudinal pregnancy-cohort study
    Andrew Jo Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, Western Australia, 6008, Australia
    J Neurodev Disord 4:25. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Growth in stature and head circumference in high-functioning autism and Asperger disorder during the first 3 years of life
    Cheryl Dissanayake
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Psychopathol 18:381-93. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Delayed video self-recognition in children with high functioning autism and Asperger's disorder
    Cheryl Dissanayake
    The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Autism 14:495-508. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Behavioural and cognitive phenotypes in idiopathic autism versus autism associated with fragile X syndrome
    Cheryl Dissanayake
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:290-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of the use and understanding of self-presentational display rules in children with high functioning autism and Asperger's disorder
    Josephine Barbaro
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:1235-46. 2007
  8. pmc Molecular and cognitive predictors of the continuum of autistic behaviours in fragile X
    Danuta Z Loesch
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:315-26. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Autism spectrum phenotype in males and females with fragile X full mutation and premutation
    Sally Clifford
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:738-47. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Early markers of autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers prospectively identified in the Social Attention and Communication Study
    Josephine Barbaro
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Australia
    Autism 17:64-86. 2013

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Mapping the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in children aged under 7 years in Australia, 2010-2012
    Catherine A Bent
    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 202:317-20. 2015
    ..To investigate the frequency and age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children aged under 7 years living in Australia...
  2. pmc "Are you available for the next 18 months?" - methods and aims of a longitudinal birth cohort study investigating a universal developmental surveillance program: the 'Watch Me Grow' study
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South Western Sydney Local Health District AUCS, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:234. 2014
    ..This paper describes the methods of the 'Watch Me Grow' study that aims to maximise accurate early detection of children with developmental disorders through a partnership formed between policy makers, service providers and researchers...
  3. pmc Perinatal testosterone exposure and autistic-like traits in the general population: a longitudinal pregnancy-cohort study
    Andrew Jo Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, Western Australia, 6008, Australia
    J Neurodev Disord 4:25. 2012
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  4. ncbi request reprint Growth in stature and head circumference in high-functioning autism and Asperger disorder during the first 3 years of life
    Cheryl Dissanayake
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Dev Psychopathol 18:381-93. 2006
    ..A trend toward higher growth rate in head circumference was also found among the former group. The results indicate that growth dysregulation in autism is not specific to the brain but also involves growth in stature...
  5. doi request reprint Delayed video self-recognition in children with high functioning autism and Asperger's disorder
    Cheryl Dissanayake
    The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Autism 14:495-508. 2010
    ..This was so even amongst children with HFA who were impaired in their performance on false belief tasks, casting doubt on a metarepresentational basis of DSR...
  6. doi request reprint Behavioural and cognitive phenotypes in idiopathic autism versus autism associated with fragile X syndrome
    Cheryl Dissanayake
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:290-9. 2009
    ..Parental effects associated with each type of autism also serve to cast light on the biological underpinnings of autism...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of the use and understanding of self-presentational display rules in children with high functioning autism and Asperger's disorder
    Josephine Barbaro
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:1235-46. 2007
    ..The children with HFA and AspD did not differ on their use or understanding of SPDRs, and the results are discussed in relation to the similarities and differences between these diagnostic conditions...
  8. pmc Molecular and cognitive predictors of the continuum of autistic behaviours in fragile X
    Danuta Z Loesch
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:315-26. 2007
    ..We also emphasize that FXS offers a unique molecular model for autism since FMRP regulates the translation of many other genes involved in synaptic formation and plasticity which should be natural targets for further exploration...
  9. ncbi request reprint Autism spectrum phenotype in males and females with fragile X full mutation and premutation
    Sally Clifford
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:738-47. 2007
    ..In the premutation group, 14% males and 5% females met the ADOS-G criteria for ASD. The presence of autism manifestations in males and females with full mutation and premutation provide support for a spectrum view...
  10. doi request reprint Early markers of autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers prospectively identified in the Social Attention and Communication Study
    Josephine Barbaro
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Australia
    Autism 17:64-86. 2013
    ..It is argued that the identified markers should be monitored repeatedly during the second year of life by community health-care professionals...
  11. doi request reprint Developmental profiles of infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorders identified prospectively in a community-based setting
    Josephine Barbaro
    School of Psychological Science, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3083, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1939-48. 2012
    ..Receptive language should therefore be stringently monitored in any developmental surveillance program for autism spectrum disorders in the second year of life...
  12. doi request reprint Dyadic and triadic behaviours in infancy as precursors to later social responsiveness in young children with autistic disorder
    Sally Clifford
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1369-80. 2009
    ..The results are consistent with the view that early dyadic and triadic behaviours, particularly sharing attention, are important for the development of later social responsiveness...
  13. doi request reprint Prospective identification of autism spectrum disorders in infancy and toddlerhood using developmental surveillance: the social attention and communication study
    Josephine Barbaro
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, Australia
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 31:376-85. 2010
    ..The aim in the Social Attention and Communication Study was to identify infants and toddlers at risk of an ASD during their first 2 years...
  14. ncbi request reprint Social skills and problem behaviours in school aged children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Disorder
    Kathleen Macintosh
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:1065-76. 2006
    ..The findings were compatible with the view that autism and Asperger's Disorder belong on a single spectrum of disorder...
  15. doi request reprint Autism spectrum disorders in infancy and toddlerhood: a review of the evidence on early signs, early identification tools, and early diagnosis
    Josephine Barbaro
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 30:447-59. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of the spontaneous social interactions of children with high-functioning autism and children with Asperger's disorder
    Kathleen Macintosh
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Autism 10:199-220. 2006
    ..The results were supportive of the hypothesis that Asperger's disorder is on a continuum with autistic disorder...
  17. doi request reprint Developmental surveillance of infants and toddlers by maternal and child health nurses in an Australian community-based setting: promoting the early identification of autism spectrum disorders
    Josephine Barbaro
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Pediatr Nurs 26:334-47. 2011
    ..It is recommended that routine monitoring for ASDs in infancy and toddlerhood become standard practice among all primary health care professionals...
  18. doi request reprint Can 15-month-old infants understand pretence? An investigation using the 'violation-of-expectation' paradigm
    John Tee
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 138:316-21. 2011
    ..It was concluded that 15-month-old infants may look longer at pretend events due to violations of expectations they have about familiar action sequences, rather than because they understand others' pretence behaviour...
  19. doi request reprint Stress and Family Quality of Life in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parent Gender and the Double ABCX Model
    Rebecca L McStay
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:3101-18. 2014
    ..Findings provide further evidence of the negative impact of child externalising behaviours and highlight the importance of family sense of coherence on positive parental outcomes. ..
  20. doi request reprint Effectiveness and feasibility of the early start denver model implemented in a group-based community childcare setting
    Giacomo Vivanti
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Vic, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:3140-53. 2014
    ..Children in both groups made gains in cognitive, adaptive and social skills. Participants in the ESDM group showed significantly higher gains in developmental rate and receptive language. ..
  21. doi request reprint Mechanisms of imitation impairment in autism spectrum disorder
    Giacomo Vivanti
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Victoria, 3086, Melbourne, Australia
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 42:1395-405. 2014
    ..Implications for developmental models of autism are discussed. ..
  22. doi request reprint Pupillometry reveals reduced unconscious emotional reactivity in autism
    Heather J Nuske
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 101:24-35. 2014
    ..Together, these results indicate a hyporesponsiveness to non-consciously presented emotion suggesting a fundamental difference in emotion processing in autism, which requires consciousness and more time. ..
  23. doi request reprint Brief report: evidence for normative resting-state physiology in autism
    Heather J Nuske
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:2057-63. 2014
    ..These results question the notion that autism is associated with a fundamental dysregulation in resting-state physiology. Further research, employing such techniques is needed to confirm these findings. ..
  24. doi request reprint Are emotion impairments unique to, universal, or specific in autism spectrum disorder? A comprehensive review
    Heather J Nuske
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Cogn Emot 27:1042-61. 2013
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  25. doi request reprint Maternal stress and family quality of life in response to raising a child with autism: from preschool to adolescence
    Rebecca L McStay
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, Australia
    Res Dev Disabil 35:3119-30. 2014
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Parenting stress and autism: The role of age, autism severity, quality of life and problem behaviour of children and adolescents with autism
    Rebecca L McStay
    La Trobe University, Australia
    Autism 18:502-10. 2014
    ..Study implications for future research are discussed. ..
  27. doi request reprint Atypical monitoring and responsiveness to goal-directed gaze in autism spectrum disorder
    Giacomo Vivanti
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Vic, 3086, Australia
    Exp Brain Res 232:695-701. 2014
    ..Overall, our findings suggest a diminished monitoring and responsivity to social cues signalling goal-directedness, which might impact on the ability to understand other's action goals in young children with ASD. ..
  28. doi request reprint Propensity to imitate in autism is not modulated by the model's gaze direction: an eye-tracking study
    Giacomo Vivanti
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre The Margot Prior Wing, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Autism Res 7:392-9. 2014
    ..Autism Res 2014, 7: 392-399. © 2014 International Society for Autism Research, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  29. doi request reprint Brief report: Predictors of outcomes in the Early Start Denver Model delivered in a group setting
    Giacomo Vivanti
    Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Vic, 3086, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:1717-24. 2013
    ..Cognitive abilities, social attention, intensity of the treatment and chronological age were not associated with treatment gains...
  30. ncbi request reprint Annotation: The similarities and differences between autistic disorder and Asperger's disorder: a review of the empirical evidence
    Kathleen E Macintosh
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:421-34. 2004
    ..This paper provides a critical evaluation of current published research evidence...
  31. ncbi request reprint The early development of joint attention in infants with autistic disorder using home video observations and parental interview
    Sally M Clifford
    Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:791-805. 2008
    ..Joint attention impairments were found throughout the second year of life. The results suggest that early dyadic behaviours-eye contact and affect-may play a role in the joint attention impairment in AD...
  32. pmc Autism and deficits in attachment behavior
    Morton A Gernsbacher
    Science 307:1201-3; author reply 1201-3. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Social and cardiac responses of young children with autism
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angles, School of Medicine, 90095 1752, USA
    Autism 7:205-16. 2003
    ..The findings suggest that the lack of social attention often demonstrated by children with autism does not stem from increased arousal in social situations. An alternative explanation is considered...