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ERIC Number: EJ1141314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Validity and Suggestions for Use in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Rankine, Jacquelin; Li, Erin; Lurie, Stacey; Rieger, Hillary; Fourie, Emily; Siper, Paige M.; Wang, A. Ting; Buxbaum, Joseph D.; Kolevzon, Alexander
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n6 p1605-1617 Jun 2017
Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) is a single-locus cause of developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, and minimal verbal abilities. There is an urgent need to identify objective outcome measures of expressive language for use in this and other minimally verbal populations. One potential tool is an automated language processor called Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA). LENA was used to obtain over 542 h of audio in 18 children with PMS. LENA performance was adequate in a subset of children with PMS, specifically younger children and those with fewer stereotypic vocalizations. One LENA-derived language measure, Vocalization Ratio, had improved accuracy in this sample and may represent a novel expressive language measure for use in severely affected populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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