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ERIC Number: EJ1011693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 22
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Lexical Composition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Rescorla, Leslie; Safyer, Paige
Journal of Child Language, v40 spec iss 1 p47-68 Jan 2013
For sixty-seven children with ASD (age 1;6 to 5;11), mean Total Vocabulary score on the Language Development Survey (LDS) was 65.3 words; twenty-two children had no reported words; and twenty-one children had 1-49 words. When matched for vocabulary size, children with ASD and children in the LDS normative sample did not differ in semantic category or word-class scores. "Q" correlations were large when percentage use scores for the ASD sample were compared with those for samples of typically developing children as well as children with vocabularies less than 50 words. The 57 words with the highest percentage use scores for the ASD children were primarily nouns, represented a variety of semantic categories, and overlapped substantially with the words having highest percentage use scores in samples of typically developing children as well as children with lexicons of less than 50 words. Results indicated that the children with ASD were acquiring essentially the same words as typically developing children, suggesting delayed but not deviant lexical composition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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