Camilla McMahon
Camilla McMahon

Camilla McMahon, visiting assistant professor of psychology, published an article in the October issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD). Research results were presented in “Brief Report: Parent–Adolescent Informant Discrepancies of Social Skill Importance and Social Skill Engagement for Higher-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

McMahon compared perceptions of social skills importance and engagement in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their parents. She found that “Parents, but not adolescents, reported a discrepancy between importance and engagement, such that the importance of social skills was rated higher than the frequency of adolescent engagement in social skills.”

JADD is a monthly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. According to its website, “JADD is committed to advancing the understanding of autism, including potential causes and prevalence (e.g., genetic, immunological, environmental); diagnosis advancements; and effective clinical care, education, and treatment for all individuals.”

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