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ERIC Number: EJ545058
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Do Children with Autism Use the Speaker's Direction of Gaze Strategy to Crack the Code of Language?
Baron-Cohen, Simon; And Others
Child Development, v68 n1 p48-57 Feb 1997
Two studies of toddlers and children with autism, mentally handicapped children, and normal toddlers examined whether autistic toddlers used Speaker's Direction of Gaze (SDG) strategy or less powerful Listener's Direction of Gaze (LDG) strategy to learn a word for a novel object. Results suggest autistic toddlers are insensitive to speaker's gaze direction as index of speaker's intention to infer. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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