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Dr Melissa Allen

Formerly at Lancaster University

  1. 2020
  2. Published

    The influence of labelling on symbolic understanding and dual representation in autism spectrum condition

    Wainwright, B. R., Allen, M. L. & Cain, K., 1/07/2020, In : Autism and Developmental Language Impairments. 5

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. 2019
  4. Published

    Referent selection in children with Autism Spectrum Condition and intellectual disabilities: Do social cues affect word-to-object or word-to-location mappings?

    Field, C., Lewis, C. & Allen, M., 1/08/2019, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 91, 11 p., 103425.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. 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 articlepeer-review

  6. 2017
  7. 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

  8. 2016
  9. 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 articlepeer-review

  10. 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 articlepeer-review

  11. 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 articlepeer-review

  12. 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 articlepeer-review

  13. 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 articlepeer-review

  14. 2015
  15. 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 articlepeer-review

  16. 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 articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Iconicity influences how effectively minimally verbal children with autism and ability-matched typically developing children use pictures as symbols in a search task

    Hartley, C. & Allen, M., 07/2015, In : Autism. 19, 5, p. 570-579 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  18. 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 articlepeer-review

  19. 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

  20. 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 articlepeer-review

  21. 2014
  22. 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/Paperpeer-review

  23. 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/Paperpeer-review

  24. 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 articlepeer-review

  25. 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/Paperpeer-review

  26. 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 articlepeer-review

  27. 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 articlepeer-review

  28. 2013
  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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 articlepeer-review

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