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ERIC Number: EJ818336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Language Profiles in ASD, SLI, and ADHD
Geurts, Hilde M.; Embrechts, Mariette
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n10 p1931-1943 Nov 2008
Developmental disorders might differ in their language profiles when using parent reports. The first study indicated that school aged children with ASD have similar language profiles as children with ADHD. Both groups had relatively more difficulties with pragmatics than with structural language aspects. The second study indicated that both preschoolers with ASD and those with SLI show the opposite pattern, thus having relatively more difficulties with structural language aspects than with pragmatics. Finally, an increase in the presence of ADHD characteristics of impulsivity in these preschoolers is associated with an increase in language difficulties, while there is no such relation with inattention. It seems useful to evaluate the communication abilities of children regularly in the course of development and take ADHD characteristics into account. Finally recommendations on clinical use of the Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2, Bishop 2003) are discussed.
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Language: English
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