Dr Calum Hartley

Lecturer

Research Overview

I am broadly interested in symbolic communication and social-cognition in children with autism spectrum disorder. I am currently investigating the following topics:

- word learning

- understanding of non-linguistic symbols (e.g. pictures, models)

- understanding of ownership

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.
Journal article

Is children’s naming and drawing of pictures mediated by representational status?: evidence from typical development and autism.
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 5/10/2015 In: Cognitive Development. 36, p. 52-67. 16 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Decoding abstract picture-referent relations: Are low-functioning children with autism naive realists?
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 18/05/2012
Poster

The relationship between iconicity and referential understanding of pictures in low-functioning children with autism.
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 18/05/2012
Poster

Do low-functioning children with autism rely on perceptual resemblance when decoding abstract pictures?
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 13/01/2012
Poster

Does iconicity influence referential understanding of pictures in low-functioning children with autism?
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 13/01/2012
Poster

Can low-functioning children with autism utilize intentional information when naming ambiguous pictorial representations?
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 8/09/2011
Speech

Does iconicity influence whether children with autism perceive the referential properties of pictures?
Hartley, C., Allen, M. 7/09/2011
Poster