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ERIC Number: ED523317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 65
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1215-3
Performance of Children with Autism on Selected Measures of Reading Achievement and Cognitive-Linguistic Ability
Turner, Vicky
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Arizona
This study examined the performance of children with autism on selected measures of reading achievement and cognitive-linguistic ability. How children with autism performed on three reading achievement measures, Letter-Word Identification, Passage Comprehension, and Oral Reading Fluency, and two cognitive-linguistic measures, Rapid Letter Naming and Segmenting of Words were analyzed to determine if there were any differences between their performance and those of both their normative and special education counterparts. Results revealed that children with autism scored significantly lower on all three measures of reading achievement and both cognitive-linguistic skills than their normative counterparts. Children with autism scored significantly lower on only one of the reading measures, Passage Comprehension and both cognitive-linguistic measures than their special education counterparts. Findings from this study provide additional support for previous research which purports that children with autism demonstrate impairments in cognitive-linguistic tasks that require phonological processing, rapid automatic naming, oral language, and reading comprehension and may help practitioners in the identification of children with autism. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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