Brief Report: Enhanced Picture Naming in Autism
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- Walenski, M., Mostofsky, S.H., Gidley-Larson, J.C. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (2008) 38: 1395. doi:10.1007/s10803-007-0513-y
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Language and communication deficits are key diagnostic criteria for autism. However, not all aspects of language are equally affected. Here we present evidence of enhanced performance of a critical aspect of language—word processing—in children with autism. The results have implications for explanatory theories of autism and language, and for the development of therapeutic approaches.