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The current study tested the efficacy of different prompting techniques to support autistic adults’ recall of specific personal memories. Thirty autistic and 30 typically developing (TD) adults (IQs > 85) were asked to recall specific instances from their past, relevant to CJS, healthcare, and employment interviews. Questions comprised ‘open questions’, ‘semantic prompting’ (where semantic knowledge was used to prompt specific episodic retrieval), and ‘visual-verbal prompting’ (V-VP; a pie-diagram with prompts to recall specific details, e.g., who, what, where, etc). Half the participants received the questions in advance. Consistent with previous research, autistic participants reported memories with reduced specificity. For both groups, V-VP support improved specificity and episodic-relevance, while semantic prompting also aided recall for employment questions (but not health or CJS). Findings offer new practical insight for interviewers to facilitate communication with TD and autistic adults.
|Date made available||12 Nov 2019|
|Publisher||UK Data Service|
|Date of data production||31 Aug 2017 - 31 Jan 2019|
|Geographical coverage||South West of England, United Kingdom|
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