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ERIC Number: EJ924242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
A Comprehensive Profile of Decoding and Comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Huemer, Sabine V.; Mann, Virginia
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n4 p485-493 Apr 2010
The present study examined intake data from 384 participants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a comparison group of 100 participants with dyslexia on nine standardized measures of decoding and comprehension. Although diagnostic groups were based on parental reports and could not be verified independently, we were able to observe significant distinctions between subject groups. Overall findings confirm previous results of a disassociation between decoding and comprehension in ASD. Using a larger sample than previous studies and a greater variety of measures, a pattern of relatively intact decoding skills paired with low comprehension was found in autism, PDD-NOS, and Asperger's. In contrast, the dyslexic group showed the opposite pattern of stronger comprehension and weaker decoding. (Contains 1 footnote and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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