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Dr Melissa Allen

Formerly at Lancaster University

  1. 2019
  2. Published

    Investigating the relationship between language and picture understanding in children with autism spectrum disorder

    Hartley, C. K., Trainer, A. & Allen, M. L., 01/2019, In : Autism. 23, 1, p. 187-198 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. 2017
  4. Published

    How children learn to navigate the symbolic world of pictures: the importance of the artist's mind and differentiating picture modalities

    Allen, M. L. & Armitage, E., 2017, Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Benson, J. B. (ed.). Elsevier, p. 153-184 32 p. (Advances in Child Development and Behavior; vol. 52).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  5. 2016
  6. Published

    Attentional learning helps language acquisition take shape for atypically developing children, not just children with autism spectrum disorders

    Field, C., Allen, M. L. & Lewis, C., 10/2016, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 46, 10, p. 3195-3206 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

    iPads and the use of “Apps” by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: do they promote learning?

    Allen, M. L., Hartley, C. K. & Cain, K. E., 30/08/2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, 7 p., 1305.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    Are children with Autism Spectrum Disorder initially attuned to object function rather than shape for word learning?

    Field, C., Allen, M. L. & Lewis, C. N., 04/2016, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 46, 4, p. 1210-1219 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    Brief report: Imaginative drawing in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities

    Allen, M. & Craig, E., 02/2016, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 46, 2, p. 704-712 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  10. Published

    Young children show representational flexibility when interpreting drawings

    Allen, M. L., Nurmsoo, E. & Freeman, N., 02/2016, In : Cognition. 147, p. 21-28 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  11. 2015
  12. Published

    Is children’s naming and drawing of pictures mediated by representational status? evidence from typical development and autism.

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 10/2015, In : Cognitive Development. 36, p. 52-67 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  13. Published

    Children's picture interpretation: appearance or intention?

    Armitage, E. & Allen, M., 09/2015, In : Developmental Psychology. 51, 9, p. 1201-1215 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  14. Published
  15. Published

    Do iPads promote symbolic understanding and word learning in children with autism?

    Allen, M., Hartley, C. & Cain, K., 12/02/2015, In : Frontiers in Educational Psychology. 6, 9 p., 138.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  16. Published

    Communication and symbolic research in Autism Spectrum Disorder: linking method and theory

    Allen, M. & Lewis, C., 01/2015, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  17. Published

    Symbolic understanding of pictures in low-functioning children with autism: the effects of iconicity and naming

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 01/2015, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45, p. 15-30 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  18. 2014
  19. Published

    Language acquisition from social cues, associative cues and conflicting cues in typically and atypically developing children

    Field, C., Allen, M. & Lewis, C., 15/10/2014, iCog Conference 2014.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paper

  20. Published

    How do social and associative cues facilitate language acquisition in TD children and children with ASD?

    Field, C., Lewis, C. & Allen, M., 5/09/2014, British Psychological Society Developmental Section Annual 2014 Conference Abstracts. British Psychological Society, p. 101 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paper

  21. Published

    Generalisation of word-picture relations in children with autism and typically developing children

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 08/2014, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 44, 8, p. 2064-2071 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  22. Published

    Word learning from social and associative cues by children with ASD

    Field, C., Allen, M. & Lewis, C., 20/06/2014, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Seminar Series, Durham University.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paper

  23. Published

    Intentions vs. resemblance: understanding pictures in typical development and autism

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 04/2014, In : Cognition. 131, 1, p. 44-59 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  24. Published

    Symbolic understanding of pictures and written words share a common source

    Allen, M., Mattock, K. & Silva, M., 2014, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 14, 3-4, p. 187-198 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  25. 2013
  26. Published

    What cues help shape word learning for children with autism?

    Field, C., Allen, M. & Lewis, C., 17/12/2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Speech

  27. Published

    What processes underlie the shape and function bias in TD children and children with ASD?

    Field, C., Allen, M. & Lewis, C., 4/09/2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Speech

  28. Published

    Naming an object helps word learning take shape: investigating whether children with ASD show the shape bias

    Field, C., Allen, M. & Lewis, C., 17/07/2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Speech

  29. Published

    The Specificity of Inhibitory Impairments in Autism and Their Relation to ADHD-Type Symptoms

    Sanderson, C. & Allen, M., 05/2013, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 43, 5, p. 1065-1079 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  30. Published

    Educating the design stance: issues of coherence and transgression

    Freeman, N. H. & Allen, M. L., 04/2013, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 36, 2, p. 141-142 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  31. Published

    Kaufman assessment battery for children, second edition

    Allen, M. L., 2013, Encyclopedia of autism spectrum disorders. Volkmar, F. R. (ed.). New York: Springer, Vol. 3. p. 1670-1673 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  32. 2012
  33. Published

    Children's picture interpretation: the role of artist intention

    Armitage, E. & Allen, M., 7/09/2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Speech

  34. Published

    The use of intermediaries during investigative interviews: tools to facilitate recall and communication for witnesses with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Mattison, M., Dando, C. & Allen, M., 25/05/2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paper

  35. Published

    Decoding abstract picture-referent relations: Are low-functioning children with autism naive realists?

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 18/05/2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  36. Published
  37. Published

    Children's picture interpretation: appearance or intention?

    Armitage, E. & Allen, M., 13/01/2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  38. Published

    Do low-functioning children with autism rely on perceptual resemblance when decoding abstract pictures?

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 13/01/2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  39. Published

    Does iconicity influence referential understanding of pictures in low-functioning children with autism?

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 13/01/2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  40. Published

    Associative learning of pictures and words

    Allen, M. L., 2012, Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Seel, N. M. (ed.). New York: Springer

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  41. 2011
  42. Published
  43. Published

    Does iconicity influence whether children with autism perceive the referential properties of pictures?

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 7/09/2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  44. Published

    Implicit and explicit understanding of ambiguous figures by adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Allen, M. L. & Chambers, A., 07/2011, In : Autism. 15, 4, p. 457-472 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  45. Published

    Evidence for syntactic alignment in children with autism

    Allen, M. L., Haywood, S., Rajendran, G. & Branigan, H., 05/2011, In : Developmental Science. 14, 3, p. 540-548 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  46. 2010
  47. Published

    Do young children know what makes a picture useful for other people?

    Allen, M. L., Bloom, P. & Hodgson, E., 2010, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 10, 1-2, p. 27-37 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  48. 2009
  49. Published

    Toddlers' referential understanding of pictures.

    Ganea, P., Allen, M. L., Butler, L., Carey, S. & DeLoache, J., 11/2009, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 104, 3, p. 283-295 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  50. Published

    Brief report : decoding representations : how children with autism understand drawings.

    Allen, M. L., 03/2009, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 39, 3, p. 539-543 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  51. 2008
  52. Published

    Associative learning of pictures and words by low-functioning children with autism.

    Preissler, M. A., 05/2008, In : Autism. 12, 3, p. 231-248 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  53. Published

    Two-year-olds use artist intention to understand drawings.

    Preissler, M. A. & Bloom, P., 01/2008, In : Cognition. 106, 1, p. 512-518 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  54. 2007
  55. Published

    Two-year-olds appreciate the dual nature of pictures.

    Preissler, M. A. & Bloom, P., 01/2007, In : Psychological Science. 18, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  56. 2006
  57. Published

    Autism and play : facilitating symbolic understanding.

    Preissler, M. A., 2006, Play = Learning : How play motivates and enhances children’s cognitive and social-emotional growth. Singer, D., Golinkoff, R. M. & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (eds.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  58. 2005
  59. Published

    The role of inferences about referential intent in word learning: Evidence from autism.

    Preissler, M. A. & Carey, S., 08/2005, In : Cognition. 97, 1, p. B13-B23 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  60. 2004
  61. Published

    Do Both Pictures and Words Function as Symbols for 18- and 24-Month-Old Children?

    Preissler, M. A. & Carey, S., 2004, In : Journal of Cognition and Development. 5, 2, p. 185-212 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  62. 2002
  63. Published

    Semantic fields in low-functioning autism.

    Boser, K., Higgins, S., Fetherson, A., Preissler, M. A. & Gordon, B., 12/2002, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 32, 6, p. 563-582 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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