Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders covers all the severe psychopathologies in childhood including autism and childhood schizophrenia. Original articles discuss experimental studies on the biochemical neurological and genetic aspects of a particular disorder; the implications of normal development for deviant processes; and interaction between disordered behavior of individuals and social or group factors. The journal also features research and case studies involving the entire spectrum of interventions (including behavioral biological educational and community aspects) and advances in the diagnosis and classification of disorders.

Current impact factor: 3.34

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2009 Impact Factor 3.063

Additional details

5-year impact 4.36
Cited half-life 7.50
Immediacy index 0.44
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 1.15
Website Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders website
Other titles Journal of autism and developmental disorders
ISSN 0162-3257
OCLC 4147866
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Behavioral interventions preceded by a functional analysis have been proven efficacious in treating severe problem behavior associated with autism. There is, however, a lack of research showing socially validated outcomes when assessment and treatment procedures are conducted by ecologically relevant individuals in typical settings. In this study, interview-informed functional analyses and skill-based treatments (Hanley et al. in J Appl Behav Anal 47:16-36, 2014) were applied by a teacher and home-based provider in the classroom and home of two children with autism. The function-based treatments resulted in socially validated reductions in severe problem behavior (self-injury, aggression, property destruction). Furthermore, skills lacking in baseline-functional communication, denial and delay tolerance, and compliance with adult instructions-occurred with regularity following intervention. The generality and costs of the process are discussed.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2617-0
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    ABSTRACT: Here we examine imaginative drawing abilities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and learning disabilities (LD) under several conditions: spontaneous production, with use of a template, and combining two real entities to form an 'unreal' entity. Sixteen children in each group, matched on mental and chronological age, were asked to draw a number of 'impossible' pictures of humans and dogs. Children with ASD were impaired in spontaneous drawings and included fewer impossible features than children with LD, but there was no difference when a template was provided. An autism-specific deficit was revealed in the task involving combining entities. Results suggest that children with ASD do not have a general imaginative deficit; impairment is instead related to planning demands.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2599-y
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    ABSTRACT: The Theory of Mind Inventory is an informant measure designed to evaluate children's theory of mind competence. We describe the translation and cultural adaptation of the inventory by the following process: (1) translation from English to Spanish by two independent certified translators; (2) production of an agreed version by a multidisciplinary committee of experts; (3) back-translation to English of the agreed version by an independent translator; (4) discussion of the semantic, idiomatic, and cultural equivalence of the final version; (5) elaboration of the final test; (6) pilot test on 24 representatives of the autism spectrum disorders population and 24 representatives of typically developing children. The steps were conducted satisfactorily, producing the final version in Spanish, which showed good psychometric properties.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2576-5
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2581-8
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    ABSTRACT: Face Value Comics harkens to the golden age of comics complete with heroes, and villains. The pages are illustrated with bright vibrant colors that are captivating. Just another comic book? Think again. Face Value Comics is the first comic book to feature a boy on the autism spectrum as its main protagonist. Also featured are other characters with a variety of disabilities including intellectual, physical, and emotional disabilities. Some of the classmates of the hero of the story have Asperger syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder—just to name a few.The story is set in the Victorian Era with Steampunk as its basic premise and backdrop. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy where steam power, electricity, and mechanics & engineering play a predominant role in the plot lines. Often the story lines are set in Victorian England, the U.S. Wild West of the 1800’s, or turn of the 19th century into World War I complete with zeppelins, subma ...
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 09/2015; 45(9). DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2437-2
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    ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to: determine the extent to which the five factor model of personality (FFM) accounts for variability in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptomatology in adults, examine differences in average FFM personality traits of adults with and without ASD and identify distinct behavioral phenotypes within ASD. Adults (N = 828; nASD = 364) completed an online survey with an autism trait questionnaire and an FFM personality questionnaire. FFM facets accounted for 70 % of variance in autism trait scores. Neuroticism positively correlated with autism symptom severity, while extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness negatively correlated with autism symptom severity. Four FFM subtypes emerged within adults with ASD, with three subtypes characterized by high neuroticism and none characterized by lower-than-average neuroticism.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2571-x
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2570-y
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we jointly employ and integrate variable- and person-centered approaches to identify groups of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have similar profiles of change over a period of 10 years across three critical domains of functioning: maladaptive behaviors, autism symptoms, and daily living skills. Two distinct developmental profiles were identified. Above and beyond demographic and individual characteristics, aspects of both the educational context (level of inclusion) and the family context (maternal positivity) were found to predict the likelihood of following a positive pattern of change. Implementing evidence-based interventions that target the school and home environments during childhood and adolescence may have lasting impacts on functioning into adulthood for individuals with ASD.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2561-z
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    ABSTRACT: Under a nom de plume, Hanska tackles the subject of young adulthood for individuals on the autism spectrum. The book is meant to educate, entertain, and provide hope to caregivers and parents of this population. How this book differs from other texts on this topics is that it is in part a graphic novel reminiscent of Gray’s Comic Strip Conversations (1994) which uses stick figures and conversation symbols. The book is divided into three main sections. The preface sets the stage for the graphic novel reminding the reader of the deficits this population possesses as well as the reality that funding for special education services ends at age 22. Then the proverbial bottom drops out of the safety net. Fragmented state services face this group. Although large congregate care facilities are no longer the status quo for services to this age group, the “system” of group home care is not significantly better.The second section of the book launches into the graphic novel portion of the text. Eac ...
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 08/2015; 45(8). DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2421-x
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    ABSTRACT: This is a book review of the world famous “The reason I jump”, written by an autistic adolescent from Japan. In this book he is putting words to how it is to be a young boy with autism, and why he is the way he is.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 07/2015; 45(7). DOI:10.1007/s10803-014-2355-8
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    ABSTRACT: Recent work on visual selective attention has shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) demonstrate an increased perceptual capacity. The current study examined whether increasing visual perceptual load also has less of an effect on auditory awareness in children with ASD. Participants performed either a high- or low load version of a line discrimination task. On a critical trial, an unexpected, task-irrelevant auditory stimulus was played concurrently with the visual stimulus. In contrast to typically developing (TD) children, children with ASD demonstrated similar detection rates across perceptual load conditions, and reported greater awareness than TD children in the high perceptual load condition. These findings suggest an increased perceptual capacity in children with ASD that operates across sensory modalities.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 06/2015; 45(10). DOI:10.1007/s10803-015-2491-9