ERIC Number: EJ1037799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
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Reference Count: 26
Brief Report: Parental Child-Directed Speech as a Predictor of Receptive Language in Children with Autism Symptomatology
Perryman, Twyla Y.; Carter, Alice S.; Messinger, Daniel S.; Stone, Wendy L.; Ivanescu, Andrada E.; Yoder, Paul J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n8 p1983-1987 Aug 2013
Facilitative linguistic input directly connected to children's interest and focus of attention has become a recommended component of interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This longitudinal correlational study used two assessment time points and examined the association between parental undemanding topic-continuing talk related to the child's attentional focus (i.e., follow-in comments) and later receptive language for 37 parent-child dyads with their young (mean = 21 months, range 15-24 months) children with autism symptomology. The frequency of parental follow-in comments positively predicted later receptive language after considering children's joint attention skills and previous receptive language abilities.
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Attention Control, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Predictor Variables, Language Aptitude, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Interpersonal Communication, Speech
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