Marian D Sigman

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Improvement in cognitive and language skills from preschool to adolescence in autism
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 68 237, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 1759, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:15-23. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint IQ on the rise: the Flynn effect in rural Kenyan children
    Tamara C Daley
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:215-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic conceptualization of autism among Indian psychiatrists, psychologists, and pediatricians
    Tamara C Daley
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 32:13-23. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Autism from developmental and neuropsychological perspectives
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 2:327-55. 2006
  5. pmc Abnormal social reward processing in autism as indexed by pupillary responses to happy faces
    Leigh Sepeta
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:17. 2012
  6. pmc Autistic disorder associated with a paternally derived unbalanced translocation leading to duplication of chromosome 15pter-q13.2: a case report
    David J Wu
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, USA
    Mol Cytogenet 2:27. 2009
  7. pmc Play and developmental outcomes in infant siblings of children with autism
    Lisa Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1237 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:946-57. 2010
  8. pmc Multiple forms of atypical rearrangements generating supernumerary derivative chromosome 15
    Nicholas J Wang
    Nemours Biomedical Research, Alfred I, duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803, USA
    BMC Genet 9:2. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Diet quality affects the playground activities of Kenyan children
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1759, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S202-12. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Early detection of core deficits in autism
    Marian Sigman
    University of California at Los Angeles, Psychiatry Biobehavioral Sci Psych Dev, Box 95175759, 68 237 NPI, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 10:221-33. 2004

Research Grants

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Improvement in cognitive and language skills from preschool to adolescence in autism
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 68 237, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 1759, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:15-23. 2005
    ..Early childhood predictors of language skills in adolescence were functional play skills, responsiveness to others' bids for joint attention, and the frequency of requesting behaviors...
  2. ncbi request reprint IQ on the rise: the Flynn effect in rural Kenyan children
    Tamara C Daley
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:215-9. 2003
    ..The hypotheses that resonate best with our findings are those related to parents' literacy, family structure, and children's nutrition and health...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic conceptualization of autism among Indian psychiatrists, psychologists, and pediatricians
    Tamara C Daley
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 32:13-23. 2002
    ..Comparisons with DSM-III and DSM-IV criteria suggest that Indian professionals may adhere to these systems. Conclusions about diagnosis in a cultural context and areas for future research are suggested...
  4. ncbi request reprint Autism from developmental and neuropsychological perspectives
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 2:327-55. 2006
    ....
  5. pmc Abnormal social reward processing in autism as indexed by pupillary responses to happy faces
    Leigh Sepeta
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:17. 2012
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  6. pmc Autistic disorder associated with a paternally derived unbalanced translocation leading to duplication of chromosome 15pter-q13.2: a case report
    David J Wu
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, USA
    Mol Cytogenet 2:27. 2009
    ..This case suggests that biallelically expressed genes on proximal 15q contribute to the idic(15) autism phenotype...
  7. pmc Play and developmental outcomes in infant siblings of children with autism
    Lisa Christensen
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1237 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:946-57. 2010
    ..Group differences disappeared with the inclusion of verbal mental age. Play as an early indicator of autism and its relationship to the broader autism phenotype is discussed...
  8. pmc Multiple forms of atypical rearrangements generating supernumerary derivative chromosome 15
    Nicholas J Wang
    Nemours Biomedical Research, Alfred I, duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803, USA
    BMC Genet 9:2. 2008
    ..Five recurrent breakpoints have been described in most cases of segmental aneuploidy of chromosome 15q11-q13 and previous studies have shown that most idic(15) chromosomes arise through BP3:BP3 or BP4:BP5 recombination events...
  9. ncbi request reprint Diet quality affects the playground activities of Kenyan children
    Marian Sigman
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1759, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S202-12. 2005
    ..These results support our previous findings from naturalistic studies in the same community that both diet quantity and quality are important for children's development...
  10. ncbi request reprint Early detection of core deficits in autism
    Marian Sigman
    University of California at Los Angeles, Psychiatry Biobehavioral Sci Psych Dev, Box 95175759, 68 237 NPI, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 10:221-33. 2004
    ..The review concludes that all of these areas are worthy of investigation in young children, particularly those at higher risk of showing some of the core deficits of autism such as the infant siblings of children with autism...
  11. doi request reprint Modeling longitudinal change in the language abilities of children with autism: parent behaviors and child characteristics as predictors of change
    Michael Siller
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:1691-704. 2008
    ..These findings support a social?pragmatic view on language acquisition, which emphasizes the collaborative process through which children and their parents negotiate shared meaning...
  12. pmc Neural basis of irony comprehension in children with autism: the role of prosody and context
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Brain 129:932-43. 2006
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  13. 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...
  14. pmc Reading affect in the face and voice: neural correlates of interpreting communicative intent in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:698-708. 2007
    ..However, there is also evidence that activity in key regions can be increased if task demands allow for explicit processing of emotion...
  15. ncbi request reprint Interactions between mothers and children: impacts of maternal and child anxiety
    Phoebe S Moore
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:471-6. 2004
    ..01), with anxious mothers and nonanxious mothers of anxious children likely to catastrophize. Theoretical and research implications are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of facial affect processing in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:481-90. 2004
    ..To examine the neural basis of impairments in interpreting facial emotions in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)...
  17. pmc Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Mirella Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:28-30. 2006
    ..Notably, activity in this area was inversely related to symptom severity in the social domain, suggesting that a dysfunctional 'mirror neuron system' may underlie the social deficits observed in autism...
  18. pmc Response to distress in infants at risk for autism: a prospective longitudinal study
    Ted Hutman
    UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1759, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1010-20. 2010
    ..This deficit is expected to disrupt social interactions, social learning, and the formation of close relationships. Response to distress has not been evaluated previously in infants with ASD earlier than 18 months of age...
  19. ncbi request reprint The behaviors of parents of children with autism predict the subsequent development of their children's communication
    Michael Siller
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 1759, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 32:77-89. 2002
    ..These findings suggest a developmental link between parental sensitivity and the child's subsequent development of communication skills in children with autism. Implications for parent training interventions are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of maternal messages about dating and sexuality and their influence on Latino adolescents
    Laura F Romo
    Departments of Child and Adolescent Development and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:59-69. 2002
    ..To learn more about the nature of mother-adolescent discussions about sexuality and their influence on adolescents' behaviors and attitudes in Latino families...
  21. doi request reprint Mothers' narratives regarding their child with autism predict maternal synchronous behavior during play
    Ted Hutman
    Department of Psychiatry and Bio behavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1759, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1255-63. 2009
    ..This study sought to explain individual differences in maternal synchrony in order to improve parent-training programs targeting communication skills in children with autism...
  22. pmc One-year follow-up of family versus child CBT for anxiety disorders: Exploring the roles of child age and parental intrusiveness
    Jeffrey J Wood
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 40:301-16. 2009
    ..To compare the relative long-term benefit of family-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (FCBT) and child-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) for child anxiety disorders at a 1-year follow-up...
  23. ncbi request reprint Parenting and childhood anxiety: theory, empirical findings, and future directions
    Jeffrey J Wood
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 44:134-51. 2003
    ..Improved methodological designs are proposed, including the use of repeated-measure and experimental designs for examining the direction of effects...
  24. pmc Frontal contributions to face processing differences in autism: evidence from fMRI of inverted face processing
    Susan Y Bookheimer
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:922-32. 2008
    ..Our results are consistent with other recent studies implicating frontal and limbic dysfunction during face processing in autism...
  25. ncbi request reprint Family cognitive behavioral therapy for child anxiety disorders
    Jeffrey J Wood
    Department of Education, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:314-21. 2006
    ..This study compared family-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT; the Building Confidence Program) with traditional child-focused CBT with minimal family involvement for children with anxiety disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about condoms among low-income pregnant Latina adolescents in relation to explicit maternal discussion of contraceptives
    Erum Nadeem
    UCLA Health Services Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 6505, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:119.e9-15. 2006
    ..To examine pregnant adolescents' conceptual knowledge about condom use and its relation to maternal implicit and explicit communication about contraceptives...
  27. ncbi request reprint Intergenerational benefits of family-based HIV interventions
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Center for Community Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:622-7. 2006
    ..These results suggest that there are possibly long-term, intergenerational benefits of an intervention for families coping with HIV...
  28. ncbi request reprint Head circumference and height in autism: a study by the Collaborative Program of Excellence in Autism
    Janet E Lainhart
    Department of Psychiatry, The Brain Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 140:2257-74. 2006
    ..The wide distribution of head circumference in autism has major implications for genetic, neuroimaging, and other neurobiological research...
  29. ncbi request reprint The impact of dietary intervention on the cognitive development of Kenyan school children
    Shannon E Whaley
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nutr 133:3965S-3971S. 2003
    ..Implications of these findings for supplementation programs in developing countries are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Animal source foods improve dietary quality, micronutrient status, growth and cognitive function in Kenyan school children: background, study design and baseline findings
    Charlotte G Neumann
    Department of Community Health Sciences and Pediatrics, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nutr 133:3941S-3949S. 2003
    ..Hierarchical linear random effects modeling was used for analysis of outcomes...
  31. pmc No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Ashley A Scott-Van Zeeland
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:345-51. 2010
    ..Importantly, early word segmentation skills have been shown to predict later language development in typically developing (TD) children...
  32. ncbi request reprint Continuity and change from early childhood to adolescence in autism
    Corina W McGovern
    University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095 1759, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:401-8. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide expression profiling of lymphoblastoid cell lines distinguishes different forms of autism and reveals shared pathways
    Yuhei Nishimura
    Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 16:1682-98. 2007
    ..These results provide evidence that blood derived lymphoblastoid cells gene expression is likely to be useful for identifying etiological subsets of autism and exploring its pathophysiology...

Research Grants4

  1. Children's Anxiety Regulation and Maternal Communication
    Marian Sigman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  2. DETERMINANTS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN AUTISM
    Marian Sigman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  3. Social & Language Deficits in Autism-Biology & Treament
    Marian Sigman; Fiscal Year: 2007
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