Recognition and language in low functioning autism
Boucher, Jill, Bigham, Sally, Mayes, A. R. (Andrew Richard) and Muskett, Tom. (2008) Recognition and language in low functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Volume 38 (Number 7). pp. 1259-1269. ISSN 0162-3257Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0508-8
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Autism, Language acquisition, Language disorders, Memory -- Testing, Recognition (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Official Date:||August 2008|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 1259-1269|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||RES-000-22-0989 (ESRC)|
Ameli, R., Courchesne, E., Lincoln, A., Kaufman, A., & Grillon, C.
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