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ISSN: 2641-1768

Scholarly Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1768)

Comparative Analysis of Development Program of Concepts and Categories Through Cognitive Perceptive Networks in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Manuel Ojea Rúa*

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    • Department of Psycho-Pedagogy, University of Vigo, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Manuel Ojea Rúa, Department of Psycho-Pedagogy, University of Vigo, Spain

Received: July 27, 2018;   Published: August 06, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/SJPBS.2018.01.000101

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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit social- communicative impairments, which cognitive and neuropsychological deficits are evident. This research study presents an experimental study to prove effectiveness of a psychologic program, designed to facilitate conceptual and categorical development through learning of links between concepts. A total of 27 students with ASD participated in study, evaluated over 9 months, throughout three successive measures, distributed in two groups: an experimental group (n= 14) and a control group (n= 13). Results found through ANOVA comparative analysis and independent samples t- test for equality of means show there´re significant differences in the cognitive conceptual development among experimental group participants compared to their peers of control group.

Keywords: Autism; Perception; Cognition; Sensory Integration; Semantic Memory

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