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ERIC Number: EJ1100094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Early Lexical Comprehension in Young Children with ASD: Comparing Eye-Gaze Methodology and Parent Report
Venker, Courtney E.; Haebig, Eileen; Edwards, Jan; Saffran, Jenny R.; Ellis Weismer, Susan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n6 p2260-2266 Jun 2016
Lexical comprehension is commonly measured by parent report, but it may be difficult for parents of children with ASD to accurately judge their child's comprehension. We compared parent report to an eye-gaze measure of lexical comprehension in which participants observed pairs of images on a screen, along with accompanying speech that named one of the two images. Twenty-two toddlers with ASD participated. Trials were included if the target word was reported as unknown. Children spent significantly more time looking at the target after it was named than before (d = 0.66). These results provide evidence that eye-gaze measures can reveal emerging lexical knowledge in young children with ASD that may otherwise be overlooked.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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