This study aimed to analyse and compare the storytelling of 25 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a comparison group of 25 children with typical development. Children’s narratives were transcribed verbatim, and their forms and contents were analysed. The two groups were matched according to the narrative cohesion of the story using the Bears Family Projective Test, equivalent verbal age, sex, and socioeconomic level. No differences in the forms of the stories emerged, but compared with the narratives of the typical development group, the narrative contents of the ASD group showed more adaptive and maladaptive behaviours of the characters, more problems, and less use of the atmosphere outside the home. These contents are related to the intensity of the anxious symptomatology indicated by the ASD group, their family members and teachers.

Story contents and intensity of the anxious symptomatology in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Iandolo, G.; Lopez-Florit, L.; Venuti, P.; Neoh, M. J. Y.; Bornstein, M. H.; Esposito, G.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH. - ISSN 0267-3843. - 25:1(2020), pp. 725-740. [10.1080/02673843.2020.1737156]

Story contents and intensity of the anxious symptomatology in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Iandolo G.;Venuti P.;Bornstein M. H.;Esposito G.
2020

Abstract

This study aimed to analyse and compare the storytelling of 25 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a comparison group of 25 children with typical development. Children’s narratives were transcribed verbatim, and their forms and contents were analysed. The two groups were matched according to the narrative cohesion of the story using the Bears Family Projective Test, equivalent verbal age, sex, and socioeconomic level. No differences in the forms of the stories emerged, but compared with the narratives of the typical development group, the narrative contents of the ASD group showed more adaptive and maladaptive behaviours of the characters, more problems, and less use of the atmosphere outside the home. These contents are related to the intensity of the anxious symptomatology indicated by the ASD group, their family members and teachers.
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Iandolo, G.; Lopez-Florit, L.; Venuti, P.; Neoh, M. J. Y.; Bornstein, M. H.; Esposito, G.
Story contents and intensity of the anxious symptomatology in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Iandolo, G.; Lopez-Florit, L.; Venuti, P.; Neoh, M. J. Y.; Bornstein, M. H.; Esposito, G.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE AND YOUTH. - ISSN 0267-3843. - 25:1(2020), pp. 725-740. [10.1080/02673843.2020.1737156]
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