Susan E Bryson
Affiliation: Nova Scotia
- Comparing rates of psychiatric and behavior disorders in adolescents and young adults with severe intellectual disability with and without autismElspeth A Bradley
Surrey Place Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Autism Dev Disord 34:151-61. 2004..25 disturbances for participants without autism. Specific vulnerabilities to anxiety, mood, sleep, organic syndromes, and stereotypies/ tics were found in the participants with comorbid autism...
- A prospective case series of high-risk infants who developed autismSusan E Bryson
Autism Research Centre, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, 5850 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3K 6R8
J Autism Dev Disord 37:12-24. 2007..Discussion focuses on issues raised by the pattern of findings...
- The Autism Observation Scale for Infants: scale development and reliability dataSusan E Bryson
Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Autism Dev Disord 38:731-8. 2008..Evidence that the AOSI provides reliable data is the first critical step towards evaluating its efficacy in distinguishing high-risk infants who develop ASD...
- Gesture imitation in autism. II. Symbolic gestures and pantomimed object useIsabel M Smith
Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cogn Neuropsychol 24:679-700. 2007..The discussion addresses the implications of these results and our own previous related findings for representational and executive accounts of praxic deficits in autistic spectrum disorders...
- Executive function in preschoolers: a review using an integrative frameworkNancy Garon
Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Psychol Bull 134:31-60. 2008..Finally, the review outlines a number of areas that warrant further investigation if researchers are to move forward in understanding early EF development...
- Prevalence of autism among adolescents with intellectual disabilitiesSusan E Bryson
Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Can J Psychiatry 53:449-59. 2008..To estimate the prevalence of autism in an epidemiologically-derived population of adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID)...
- Autism spectrum disorders: early detection, intervention, education, and psychopharmacological managementSusan E Bryson
Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Can J Psychiatry 48:506-16. 2003..Finally, psychotropic drugs may help to reduce some symptoms, but they are neither curative nor a substitute for other forms of support and intervention...
- Temperament and its relationship to autistic symptoms in a high-risk infant sib cohortNancy Garon
IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Abnorm Child Psychol 37:59-78. 2009..These findings suggest that temperament may be a useful framework for understanding the emergence of ASD early in life...
- Sex differences in children with autism spectrum disorder identified within a high-risk infant cohortLonnie Zwaigenbaum
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
J Autism Dev Disord 42:2585-96. 2012..The lower than expected male-to-female ratio, and the relatively high cognitive level among diagnosed children, suggest that we have identified an unanticipated number of higher-functioning girls with ASD...
- The NeuroDevNet Autism Spectrum Disorders Demonstration ProjectLonnie Zwaigenbaum
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Semin Pediatr Neurol 18:40-8. 2011..We believe that this research has the potential to transform assessment and care for individuals with ASD...
- Brief report: data on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (5th ed.) in children with autism spectrum disorderJamesie Coolican
Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
J Autism Dev Disord 38:190-7. 2008..However, caution is warranted when using the abbreviated battery, as it misrepresents actual ability in a small percentage of cases...
- Effectiveness of a novel community-based early intervention model for children with autistic spectrum disorderIsabel M Smith
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 115:504-23. 2010..1 and 8.4 months for children with IQs less than 50. Behavior problems decreased significantly over the 1-year treatment for both groups, but autism symptoms decreased only for those with an IQ of 50 or more...
- The development of endogenous orienting: control over the scope of attention and lateral asymmetriesAnn Wainwright
Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dev Neuropsychol 27:237-55. 2005..This finding is consistent with developmental data on a number of cognitive processes, and is interpreted within a developmental framework of right-hemisphere dominance for spatial orienting (cf. Mesulam, 1998)...
- Brief parent training in pivotal response treatment for preschoolers with autismJamesie Coolican
Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1321-30. 2010..The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of brief training in PRT for parents of preschoolers with autism, who were awaiting, or unable to access, more comprehensive treatment...
- Impaired disengagement of attention in young children with autismReginald Landry
Child and Adolescent Services, Cape Breton Regional Healthcare Complex, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1115-22. 2004..The present study examined the disengage and shift operations of visual attention in young children with autism...
- Mental retardation in teenagers: prevalence data from the Niagara region, OntarioElspeth A Bradley
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Can J Psychiatry 47:652-9. 2002..The first requirement was to identify a population with MR and to establish its prevalence. Here, we report data on the prevalence of MR in a population aged 14 to 20 years...
- Stereotyped motor behaviors associated with autism in high-risk infants: a pilot videotape analysis of a sibling sampleAlvin Loh
The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Autism Dev Disord 37:25-36. 2007..Overall, the siblings subsequently diagnosed with ASD and the comparison groups had considerable overlap in their repertoires of stereotyped behaviors...
- The development of exogenous orienting: mechanisms of controlAnn Wainwright
Autism Research Unit, The Hospital for Sick Children, York University, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1X8
J Exp Child Psychol 82:141-55. 2002..These and related neuroanatomical findings are taken as evidence for the development with age of more flexible control in orienting visual attention...
- Mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangementsPeter Szatmari
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
Nat Genet 39:319-28. 2007..Neurexins team with previously implicated neuroligins for glutamatergic synaptogenesis, highlighting glutamate-related genes as promising candidates for contributing to ASDs...
- Specifying PDD-NOS: a comparison of PDD-NOS, Asperger syndrome, and autismDarlene R Walker
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:172-80. 2004..This differentiation may lead to better reliability in diagnosis and to further progress in studies of etiology...
- Pregnancy and birth complications in autism and liability to the broader autism phenotypeLonnie Zwaigenbaum
Department of Paediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:572-9. 2002..To understand better the relationship between pregnancy and birth complications and genetic factors in autism...
- Quantifying dimensions in autism: a factor-analytic studyPeter Szatmari
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:467-74. 2002..The implications of this dimensional heterogeneity for research, classification, and clinical practice are discussed...