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ERIC Number: EJ775853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Predictors of Language Acquisition in Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Thurm, Audrey; Lord, Catherine; Lee, Li-Ching; Newschaffer, Craig
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n9 p1721-1734 Oct 2007
In 118 children followed from age 2 to 5 (59 with autism, 24 with PDD-NOS and 35 with non-spectrum developmental disabilities), age 2 and age 3 scores of non-verbal ability, receptive communication, expressive communication and socialization were compared as predictors of receptive and expressive language at age 5. Non-verbal cognitive ability at age 2 was generally the strongest predictor of age 5 language, while at age 3 communication scores were a stronger predictor of age 5 language for children with autism. Early joint attention as well as vocal and motor imitation skills were more impaired in children who did not develop language by age 5 (but had relatively strong non-verbal cognitive skills) than in children who did develop language by 5.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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