What are the goals of the study?
We are interested to explore how both neurotypical and autistic adolescents and adults initially perceive people in conversations. To explore whether perceptions of the adolescent in the video are different depending on a participants age or diagnosis. Furthermore, the second part of the survey will state if the adolescents in the video has autism or not, we would like to discover whether this will alter participants initial perception and or judgement of the conversation.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Participants will watch videos (without sound) of an adolescent having a conversation with two people you can’t see in the video, then state their initial perceptions of the adolescent using slider bar questions.
How will this help families?
Could provide insight for families into how their autistic adolescents may perceive social situations, how they interpret other peoples conversations. Similarly if Adults with autism participate the research highlights how communication is expressed differently, promoting a non judgmental mindset or potentially a deeper understanding of how people can be perceived no matter the social situation.