, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 1395-1399
Date: 27 Dec 2007

Brief Report: Enhanced Picture Naming in Autism

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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.