Autism Research and Treatment / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Relationship between Comprehension of Figurative Language by Japanese Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and College Freshmen’s Assessment of Its Conventionality of Usage

Table 1

Summary of the studies by Adachi et al. [13], Yata and Oi [14], Taguchi et al. [15], and Oi and Tanaka [16].

Number of childrenToM 1stToM 2ndTasksResults

Adachi et al. [13]66 AS children15 failed5 ironic statements 
5 metaphors
Difference between AS and ADHD in comprehension of irony
20 HFASD children7 failed
37 ADHD children4 failed

Yata and Oi [14]20 HFA children
20 TD children
3 failed
1 failed
9 failed
8 failed
5 sarcastic statements 
5 indirect reproaches 
5 indirect requests
No intergroup difference in comprehension of sarcasm, indirect reproaches, or indirect requests

Taguchi et al. [15]17 HFASD children
15 TD children


5 sarcastic statements 
5 indirect reproaches 
5 indirect requests
No intergroup difference in comprehension of sarcasm, indirect reproaches, or indirect requests

Oi and Tanaka [16]53 HFASD children10 metaphors Intergroup difference in comprehension of 1 metaphor
50 TD children