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ERIC Number: EJ782036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
The Assessment and Identification of Language Impairment in Asperger's Syndrome: A Case Study
Worth, Sarah; Reynolds, Sophie
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v24 n1 p55-71 2008
Although sharing many of the identified difficulties associated with autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) is widely believed to differ in the domain of linguistic deficit. While researchers may disagree in detail about the language and communication performance of pupils with Asperger's syndrome, there seems to be general consensus that such difficulties that they do experience are the result of their social impairments. This case study, of an 11-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, suggests that such pupils do experience subtle difficulties that have significant implications for their academic progress and social well-being. Detailed assessment followed by carefully targeted intervention may improve both aspects of these pupils' school lives. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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