Table 2: Descriptive statistics by group.

ASDHR-OtherHR-TD LR-TD

ADOS CSS7.18 (0.98)5.00 (2.63)1.75 (0.94)1.59 (1.18)50.66<0.0010.70
ToM scaled score6.67 (3.17)9.09 (3.65)11.13 (3.72)12.36 (2.85)7.84<0.0010.27
CELF-4 Core Language SS90.00 (22.23)93.17 (18.82)108.04 (11.95)109.73 (10.65)7.76<0.0010.27
Griffith cognitive empathy0.63 (5.73)6.25 (8.61)9.55 (7.39)8.84 (6.29)4.230.0090.19
VABS ABC86.82 (15.17)93.63 (18.95)102.09 (25.62)105.87 (12.41)2.410.080.12
DAS NVIQ105.27 (12.91)104.92 (16.67)107.71 (13.43)104.32 (9.66)0.170.920.08
Social reference to examiner (%time)76.63 (31.81)79.10 (30.31)69.75 (32.77)72.00 (25.18)0.690.560.03
Griffith affective empathy6.13 (9.30)9.67 (8.18)9.64 (7.56)6.42 (11.29)0.6120.610.03

Note. Standard deviations appear in parentheses below means. Analyses of variance were covaried by age.
ASD > LR-TD; HR-Other > LR-TD; ASD < LR-TD; HR-Other < LR-TD.