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Table 1 Example of an item in each experimental condition (severe, moderate, and typical)

From: The role of gender in the perception of autism symptom severity and future behavioral development

Condition Item: offer of comfort
Severe The other day, you baby-sat your 4-year-old nephew. While going to the kitchen, he bumped his head on the door and started to cry. Your child was also going to the kitchen but did not stop or look at him and passed him to go to the kitchen.
Moderate The other day, you baby-sat your 4-year-old nephew. While going to the kitchen, he bumped his head on the door and started to cry. Your child who saw the whole scene, went to sit next to him but did not do or say anything.
Typical The other day, you baby-sat your 4-year-old nephew. While going to the kitchen, he bumped his head on the door and started to cry. Your child who saw the whole scene, looked concerned and immediately went to sit next to him and hugged him, telling him it would be okay.