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The relationship between Sidedness, communicative function and educational state in autistic students
Leila Fayazi 1, Majeed Rafiee, Bahman Zandi
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Background and Aim: Difficulties in sidedness of autistic students and their defected language and communication function can be in relationship with their educational state. This research was designed to investigate the possible relationship among sidedness, communicative function and educational state in autistic students. 

Materials and Methods: This is a described-analytic research and a kind of cross sectional and comparative one. For these purpose 40 autistic students with age average 10 years old and 8 months (SD=±2.5) were chosen. Communicative function questionnaire were completed by all subjects‘parents. We used observation check list to examine handedness, footedness, and dominant eye and ear. Using of T-test, covariance analysis data were analyzed.

Results :Data analysis indicated that there is not significant statistically difference  between communicative function and educational state(p<0.05),but participants with weak educational state less tend to definite sidedness preference-in hand and foot not in eye and ear (p>0.05).

Conclusion: These findings reveal that stability of sidedness, which obtains with interventions rehabilitation in autistic students, can perform important role in high language skills and appropriate educational state for them.

Keywords: Autism, Sidedness, Communicative function, Lateralization, Educational state
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/08/27 | Accepted: 2013/01/22 | Published: 2013/07/13
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Fayazi L, Rafiee M, Zandi B. The relationship between Sidedness, communicative function and educational state in autistic students. mrj. 2013; 6 (4) :58-64
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