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ERIC Number: EJ804220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Recognition and Language in Low Functioning Autism
Boucher, Jill; Bigham, Sally; Mayes, Andrew; Muskett, Tom
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n7 p1259-1269 Aug 2008
The hypothesis that a pervasive impairment of declarative memory contributes to language impairment in low functioning autism (LFA) was tested. Participants with LFA, high functioning autism (HFA), intellectual disability (ID) without autism, and typical development (TD) were given two recognition tests and four tests of lexical understanding. It was predicted that recognition would be impaired in the LFA group relative to the HFA and TD groups but not the ID group, and that recognition would correlate with lexical knowledge in the LFA group but none of the other groups. These predictions were supported except that the HFA group performed more similarly to the LFA group than expected, a finding interpreted in terms of selectively impaired episodic memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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