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ERIC Number: EJ524423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Current Theory and Research on Language and Communication in Autism.
Tager-Flusberg, Helen
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v26 n2 p169-72 Apr 1996
This paper discusses language and communication deficits observed in autism within the framework of the "theory of mind" hypothesis, which posits that autistic individuals have profound difficulty interpreting a person's actions within a mentalistic framework. Placing language and communicative deficits within a theory of mind framework reveals the connection between these aspects of autistic dysfunction and neurobiological theories of autism. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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