Andrew J O Whitehouse

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Narrowing the broader autism phenotype: a study using the Communication Checklist-Adult Version (CC-A)
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Autism 14:559-74. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin D levels and the autism phenotype among offspring
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, West Perth, WA, 6008, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:1495-504. 2013
  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. doi request reprint Sex-specific associations between umbilical cord blood testosterone levels and language delay in early childhood
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:726-34. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Do hypertensive diseases of pregnancy disrupt neurocognitive development in offspring?
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:101-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Maternal serum vitamin D levels during pregnancy and offspring neurocognitive development
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Australia
    Pediatrics 129:485-93. 2012
  7. pmc Adult psychosocial outcomes of children with specific language impairment, pragmatic language impairment and autism
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 44:511-28. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Is there a sex ratio difference in the familial aggregation of specific language impairment? A meta-analysis
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 53:1015-25. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Brief report: autistic-like traits in childhood predict later age at menarche in girls
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:1125-30. 2011
  10. pmc Fetal head circumference growth in children with specific language impairment
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 97:49-51. 2012

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Narrowing the broader autism phenotype: a study using the Communication Checklist-Adult Version (CC-A)
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Autism 14:559-74. 2010
    ..The findings provide evidence for the existence of more constrained pragmatic phenotypes in autism. Molecular genetic studies in this area may benefit from stratifying samples according to these phenotypes...
  2. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin D levels and the autism phenotype among offspring
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, West Perth, WA, 6008, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:1495-504. 2013
    ..46, 95% confidence interval: 1.29, 23.05). The involvement of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy in autism requires continued investigation...
  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. doi request reprint Sex-specific associations between umbilical cord blood testosterone levels and language delay in early childhood
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:726-34. 2012
    ..Preliminary evidence suggests that prenatal testosterone exposure may be associated with language delay. However, no study has examined a large sample of children at multiple time-points...
  5. doi request reprint Do hypertensive diseases of pregnancy disrupt neurocognitive development in offspring?
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:101-8. 2012
    ..There was no effect of the two- (P = 0.99) or three-level (P = 0.92) predictor variable on RCPM scores. Maternal hypertensive diseases of pregnancy are a risk factor for a small reduction in offspring verbal ability...
  6. doi request reprint Maternal serum vitamin D levels during pregnancy and offspring neurocognitive development
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Australia
    Pediatrics 129:485-93. 2012
    ..To determine the association between maternal serum 25(OH)-vitamin D concentrations during a critical window of fetal neurodevelopment and behavioral, emotional, and language outcomes of offspring...
  7. pmc Adult psychosocial outcomes of children with specific language impairment, pragmatic language impairment and autism
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 44:511-28. 2009
    ..It is not yet clear whether these outcomes vary between individuals with different subtypes of language impairment...
  8. doi request reprint Is there a sex ratio difference in the familial aggregation of specific language impairment? A meta-analysis
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 53:1015-25. 2010
    ..indirect assessment via questionnaire/interview) or relative type (sibling vs. parent)...
  9. doi request reprint Brief report: autistic-like traits in childhood predict later age at menarche in girls
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:1125-30. 2011
    ..1) or 'low' (n = 47; M = 12.66 years; SD = 1.13 years) levels of these behaviors. These data further establish a link between the autism phenotype and later AAM and may provide insights into the etiology of the condition...
  10. pmc Fetal head circumference growth in children with specific language impairment
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 97:49-51. 2012
    ..To characterise fetal brain growth in children with specific language impairment (SLI)...
  11. doi request reprint Duration of breast feeding and language ability in middle childhood
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 25:44-52. 2011
    ..This compared with an increase of 3.56 points at age 5 years. Breast feeding for longer periods in early life has a positive and statistically-independent effect on language development in middle childhood...
  12. pmc CNTNAP2 variants affect early language development in the general population
    A J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Genes Brain Behav 10:451-6. 2011
    ..We propose that these CNTNAP2 variants increase susceptibility to SLI or autism when they occur together with other risk factors...
  13. doi request reprint No association between early gastrointestinal problems and autistic-like traits in the general population
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:457-62. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether gastrointestinal problems in early childhood relate to autistic-like traits in a general population sample...
  14. doi request reprint Late talking and the risk for psychosocial problems during childhood and adolescence
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Western Australia
    Pediatrics 128:e324-32. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether late talkers are at increased risk for behavioral and emotional problems during childhood and adolescence...
  15. doi request reprint Brief report: a preliminary study of fetal head circumference growth in autism spectrum disorder
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, Perth, WA, 6008, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:122-9. 2011
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that further investigation of fetal growth in ASD is warranted...
  16. doi request reprint Fetal androgen exposure and pragmatic language ability of girls in middle childhood: implications for the extreme male-brain theory of autism
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1259-64. 2010
    ..These novel findings are discussed with reference to the 'extreme male-brain' theory of autism...
  17. doi request reprint Free testosterone levels in umbilical-cord blood predict infant head circumference in females
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:e73-7. 2010
    ..We report the association between circulating fetal androgen levels, measured from umbilical-cord blood at birth, and a proxy measure of brain growth: head circumference...
  18. pmc Are autistic traits in the general population stable across development?
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e23029. 2011
    ..Despite the constraints of using different measures and different raters at the two ages, this study found modest developmental stability of social AT from early childhood to adulthood in boys...
  19. pmc Hemispheric division of function is the result of independent probabilistic biases
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 47:1938-43. 2009
    ..The findings are consistent with a statistical view of functional asymmetry, in which hemispheric biases for verbal and visual functions reflect probabilities relating to independent causal sources...
  20. pmc Reliability of a novel paradigm for determining hemispheric lateralization of visuospatial function
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Center for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:1028-32. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that the use of the spatial memory task with fTCD is a robust methodology for examining laterality of visuospatial skills...
  21. doi request reprint Delivery at 37 weeks' gestation is associated with a higher risk for child behavioural problems
    Monique Robinson
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 53:143-51. 2013
    ..Advances in obstetric care have been accompanied by increasing rates of intervention which often involve elective delivery at 37 weeks, soon after term gestation has been achieved...
  22. pmc Umbilical cord blood testosterone and childhood internalizing and externalizing behavior: a prospective study
    Monique Robinson
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e59991. 2013
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  23. pmc The broader language phenotype of autism: a comparison with specific language impairment
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    University of Oxford, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:822-30. 2007
    ..Whether these behaviours are indicative of a common underlying genetic cause or a superficial similarity is unclear...
  24. pmc The dyslexia candidate locus on 2p12 is associated with general cognitive ability and white matter structure
    Thomas S Scerri
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e50321. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy predict parent-reported difficult temperament in infancy
    Monique Robinson
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 34:174-80. 2013
    ..Recent research has linked hypertensive diseases of pregnancy with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in childhood and adulthood. This study aimed to establish whether such effects are observed in infancy...
  26. doi request reprint The association between perinatal testosterone concentration and early vocabulary development: a prospective cohort study
    Lauren P Hollier
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6007, Australia
    Biol Psychol 92:212-5. 2013
    ..Higher circulating prenatal testosterone concentrations at birth may be associated with reduced vocabulary in early childhood among boys...
  27. doi request reprint Further defining the language impairment of autism: is there a specific language impairment subtype?
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford Study of Children s Communication Impairments, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, United Kingdom
    J Commun Disord 41:319-36. 2008
    ..Further analyses suggested that the nonword repetition deficits experienced by some children with autism may arise when there is substantial impairment in multiple autistic domains...
  28. doi request reprint Do children with autism 'switch off' to speech sounds? An investigation using event-related potentials
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, UK
    Dev Sci 11:516-24. 2008
    ..However, they use top-down inhibition to attenuate responses to repeated streams of speech. This suggests that problems with speech processing in this population involve efferent pathways...
  29. pmc Where were those rabbits? A new paradigm to determine cerebral lateralisation of visuospatial memory function in children
    Margriet A Groen
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 49:3265-71. 2011
    ..As such, it holds promise for investigating development of lateralisation of visuospatial function in typically and atypically developing children...
  30. doi request reprint Maternal life events during pregnancy and offspring language ability in middle childhood: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Early Hum Dev 86:487-92. 2010
    ..There is accumulating evidence for a link between maternal stress during pregnancy and later behavioural and emotional problems in children. Little research has examined other developmental outcomes...
  31. pmc Qualitative aspects of developmental language impairment relate to language and literacy outcome in adulthood
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 44:489-510. 2009
    ..Developmental language disorder is a heterogeneous diagnostic category. Little research has compared the long-term outcomes of children with different subtypes of language impairment...
  32. pmc Androgen concentrations in umbilical cord blood and their association with maternal, fetal and obstetric factors
    Jeffrey A Keelan
    School of Women s and Infants Health, King Edward Memorial Hospital, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e42827. 2012
    ..Caution should be exercised when interpreting previously-published data that have not taken all of these factors into account...
  33. doi request reprint Autism and diagnostic substitution: evidence from a study of adults with a history of developmental language disorder
    Dorothy V M Bishop
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:341-5. 2008
    ..Some children who would nowadays be diagnosed unambiguously with autistic disorder had been diagnosed with developmental language disorder in the past. This finding has implications for our understanding of the epidemiology of autism...
  34. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy and offspring eating disorder risk in adolescence
    Karina L Allen
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Int J Eat Disord 46:669-76. 2013
    ..To determine if maternal vitamin D concentrations at 18 weeks gestation predict offspring eating disorder risk in adolescence...
  35. doi request reprint Evaluating the twin testosterone transfer hypothesis: a review of the empirical evidence
    Aimee L Tapp
    Neurocognitive Development Unit, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Horm Behav 60:713-22. 2011
    ....
  36. pmc Cerebral dominance for language function in adults with specific language impairment or autism
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK
    Brain 131:3193-200. 2008
    ..3%). These findings suggest that atypical cerebral dominance is not implicated in all cases of poor language development (i.e. ASD and SLI-history groups), but may act as a biological marker of persisting SLI...
  37. doi request reprint Breastfeeding duration and academic achievement at 10 years
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Pediatrics 127:e137-45. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of breastfeeding and educational outcomes. We hypothesized that longer periods of breastfeeding would predict better educational outcomes in middle childhood...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evidence against poor semantic encoding in individuals with autism
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    University of Western Australia, Australia
    Autism 11:241-54. 2007
    ..The findings do not support the idea of a developmental delay in semantic encoding in children with autism...
  39. ncbi request reprint Inner speech impairments in autism
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    University of Western Australia, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:857-65. 2006
    ..Three experiments investigated the role of inner speech deficit in cognitive performances of children with autism...
  40. doi request reprint Friendship, loneliness and depression in adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Adolesc 32:309-22. 2009
    ..The findings indicate that increased levels of negative affect may be related to the poor quality of social relationships often reported in this population...
  41. doi request reprint No clear genetic influences on the association between dyslexia and anxiety in a population-based sample of female twins
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Dyslexia 15:282-90. 2009
    ..Future research should seek to identifying the environmental factors that increase the vulnerability of individuals with dyslexia to emotional problems should be a priority for future research...
  42. doi request reprint Moving beyond behaviour-only assessment: incorporating biomarkers to improve the early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders
    Lauren J Taylor
    Neurocognitive Development Unit, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Int J Speech Lang Pathol 16:19-22. 2014
    ..This would have important clinical implications in terms of providing early intervention, which may alter the developmental path for the child...
  43. doi request reprint Evidence for distinct cognitive profiles in autism spectrum disorders and specific language impairment
    Lauren J Taylor
    Neurocognitive Development Unit, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:19-30. 2014
    ..Further, the SLI children performed worse than all other groups on the CEFT. This finding supports distinct cognitive profiles in ASD and SLI and may provide further evidence for distinct aetiological mechanisms in the two conditions. ..
  44. ncbi request reprint The recruitment and retention of speech and language therapists: what do university students find important?
    Andrew J O Whitehouse
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
    J Allied Health 36:131-6. 2007
    ..The implications of these findings for educators and professional bodies are discussed...
  45. doi request reprint Brief report: further evidence for a link between inner speech limitations and executive function in high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders
    Suzanna N Russell-Smith
    Neurocognitive Development Unit, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, WA, 6009, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:1236-43. 2014
    ..The findings thus provide further evidence that ASD children do not use inner speech to the same extent, or with the same effectiveness, as typically developing children when performing executive tasks. ..
  46. doi request reprint Brief report: do the nature of communication impairments in autism spectrum disorders relate to the broader autism phenotype in parents?
    Lauren J Taylor
    Neurocognitive Developmental Unit, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, M304, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2984-9. 2013
    ..This finding provides support for the position that genetic liability for ASD is associated with increased communication difficulties across structural and pragmatic domains. ..
  47. doi request reprint Are prenatal ultrasound scans associated with the autism phenotype? Follow-up of a randomised controlled trial
    Yonit K Stoch
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:2693-701. 2012
    ..6 %) groups, nor a difference between groups in the level of autistic-like traits in early adulthood. There is no clear link between the frequency and timing of prenatal ultrasound scans and the autism phenotype...