ERIC Number: EJ823738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Language in Autism and Specific Language Impairment: Where Are the Links?
Williams, David; Botting, Nicola; Boucher, Jill
Psychological Bulletin, v134 n6 p944-963 Nov 2008
It has been suggested that language impairment in autism is behaviorally, neurobiologically, and etiologically related to specific language impairment (SLI). In this article, the authors review evidence at each level and argue that the vast majority of data does not support the view that language impairment in autism can be explained in terms of comorbid SLI. The authors make recommendations for how this debate might be resolved and suggest a shift in research focus. They recommend that researchers concentrate on those aspects of language impairment that predominate in each disorder rather than on those comparatively small areas of potential overlap.
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